Lehman pulls away to win Champions Tour title

Fans watch as Tom Lehman drives his ball toward first hole at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak Saturday. The first shot by Lehman sent fans scurrying as it sailed off of the fareway and into the crowd.

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SAUCIER, Miss. — Tom Lehman pulled away for his second Champions Tour victory of the season with a final-round 69 at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak.

Lehman, who won the Allianz Championship in February, started the day with a one-stroke lead over Jeff Sluman and bogeyed the first hole to briefly fall into a tie.

He didn't make many more mistakes, with five birdies despite windy conditions that made for a more difficult challenge than Saturday, when Lehman shot a course-record 64. He finished the tournament at 16 under.

Sluman, Nick Price and David Frost tied for second, four shots back. Hale Irwin finished tied for seventh, earning his 200th top-10 finish on the Champions Tour.

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