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Bryant Ekes Out One-Shot Win in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open
Despite closing with an even-par 72, Bart Bryant managed to come away with a one-stroke win in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y.
After opening with rounds of 66 and a tournament-record-tying 10-under 62 to forge a four-stroke lead enter Sunday, the 50-year-old younger brother of Brad Bryant and Champions Tour rookie carded two birdies and two bogeys - including one on the par-4 closing hole - to finish at 16-under 200.
His first victory on the over-50 circuit was worth $270,000. It was Bryant's first title since the 2005 Tour Championship. The win also came in the 1,000th tournament on the Champions Tour.
Russ Cochran could have forced a sudden-death playoff, but the 54-year-old Kentuckian also bogeyed the 18th for a 5-under 67 and a 201 total to share second with Corey Pavin, who carded a 68.
Tied for fourth at 202 were Gene Sauers (67) and Duffy Waldorf (69), while another stroke back in solo sixth was Taiwan's Chien Soon Lu (65).
Canada's Rod Spittle (69) and Americans John Cook (65) and first-round leader Kenny Perry (68) tied for seventh at 204.
Bernhard Langer (66), Fred Funk (67), Peter Senior (68), Esteban Toledo (70) and Scott Hoch (69) tied for 10th at 205, while another shot back was Tom Pernice Jr. (66).
Larry Nelson (69), Joel Edwards (70), Jeff Freeman (70), David Frost (71) and Rick Fehr (73) finished T-16 at 207.
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