Eger rolls to victory at Gulf Resort Classic

David Eger and partner Mark McNulty won in a playoff on Sunday. (File photo)
David Eger and partner Mark McNulty won in a playoff on Sunday. (File photo) ( Associated Press )

Sunday, May 2, 2010

SAUCIER, Miss. – David Eger shot a 3-under 69 in rainy conditions Sunday to win his first Champions Tour event since 2005 at the inaugural Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Eger, who finished at 11 under, began the final round in a three-way tie with Brad Bryant and David Frost at the Fallen Oak Golf Club.

Frost faded to a 2-over 74 and finished tied for seventh, while Bryant struggled to a 3-over 75 that left him tied for ninth.

Tommy Armour III shot 5 under to make a strong charge into second, but finished one shot behind Eger. Tom Kite’s 3-under final round moved him up to third, one shot ahead of Dabid Peoples, Mark James and Fred Funk in a three-way tie for fourth.