Allenby denied by Huh after marathon play-off

2/27/2012 1:16:25 AM
Alejandro Canizares   (Getty Images)
Alejandro Canizares (Getty Images)
John Huh parred the eighth hole of a play-off with Australia's Robert Allenby to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Making his fifth US PGA Tour start, Huh parred all eight holes in the play-off that matched the second-longest in history.

The 21 year old Huh closed with an eight under 65 to match Allenby at 13 under on the seaside El Camaleon course. 

Allenby had a two stroke lead with a hole to play in regulation, but the 40 year old Australian closed with a double bogey.

The play-off fell three holes short of the 11 set in the 1949 Motor City Open when Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum were declared co-winners. 

Spain’s Alejandro Cañizares finished in a tie for fifth on ten under, along with overnight leader Daniel Summerhays.