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Frank Bensel wins PGA Assistant Championship

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November 3, 2013 05:00 PM EST | AP


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Frank Bensel became the second three-time winner in PGA Assistant Championship history, shooting a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Sunday for a six-stroke victory.

The 45-year-old Bensel, the PGA assistant professional at Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y., also won in 2010 and 2011. He matched the record set by Kyle Flinton of Edmond, Okla., the winner in 2002, '03 and '05.

Bensel finished at 10-under 278 and earned $9,000.

Charles Frost of Charlotte, N.C., shot a 76 to finish second. Jeff Seavey of Homosassa, Fla., and Ray Franz Jr. of Mount Pleasant, S.C., tied for third at 2 under. They each shot 72.

Bensel eagled the par-5 first hole and birdied the par-4 second to take the lead for good.