Roberts earns 13th Champions Tour victory
Sunday, March 18, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Loren Roberts shot a 69 on Sunday to win the Toshiba Classic by two strokes over Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Kite and Bernhard Langer.
Roberts made a 5-foot birdie putt on the final hole to ensure the victory after bogeys on three of the previous four holes.
Roberts began the day two strokes behind Calcavecchia, but made birdies on three of his first four holes. Even with a bogey on the seventh hole, Roberts was able to maintain a two-stroke lead, until the 16th hole. He missed a 3-foot par putt on 16 after his second shot hit a spectator box.
The Champions Tour victory was Roberts' 13th and he earned $262,500. His last victory was in 2010, a 34-tournament span.