Bigley, Norlander survive 5 man playoff at Wichita Open

After 72 holes, 5 players were tied for the lead at the Wichita Open. 

There was plenty of drama leading up to the sudden death playoff. Erik Compton, who began the day as the leader by a stroke, chipped in for birdie on 18 to move into a tie for first.

Kevin Dougherty, then narrowly missed a tournament winning birdie putt from the fringe by near inches. 

The group of five went back to the par 3 17th for the first playoff hole. 

Bryan Bigley stuck his tee shot within a few feet of the pin and calmly sank his birdie attempt while Henrik Norlander drained a 15 footer for birdie. 

Compton, Dougherty, and Sebastian Cappelen all missed their birdie putts, eliminating them from the playoff. 

The playoff was suspended shortly after the first sudden death playoff hole due to darkness. 

Bigley and Norlander resume the playoff at 7:30 am on Monday.