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Bell Edges Mlikotic In Kelowna Open

Cody Bell of Salmon Arm rolled in a 15-foot putt on the first sudden-death playoff hole to win the Kelowna Men’s Open on Sunday.

The UBC Okanagan Heat graduate had earned the playoff on the Kelowna Golf and Country Club’s par-3 15th hole with John Mlikotic of the KGCC after making a spectacular birdie on the final regulation hole of the 36-hole competition.

Trailing Mlikotic by a stroke on the par-5 18th, Bell hit a tough six-iron shot from about 185 yards to within 50 feet of the pin to give himself the opportunity to birdie the hole. The 22-year-old subsequently drained a 15-footer for a two-day total of 137, the same as Mlikotic, who settled for par on the 18th.

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