Lehman birdies the last to capture Allianz Championship


Champions Tour

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Tom Lehman birdied the final hole to finish at 13 under, breaking a tie with Jeff Sluman and Rod Spittle and winning the Allianz Championship on Sunday.

Lehman shot a final-round 69 to win for the third time on the Champions Tour. The 51-year-old former British Open champion had five birdies Sunday, but he bogeyed the par-4 ninth and par-3 14th to make things interesting on the back nine.

Sluman had an eagle opportunity at the par-5 18th but had to settle for a birdie and a 69, while Spittle just missed his birdie putt and finished with a 70.

Russ Cochran (70) and Olin Browne (67) were another shot back at 10 under. Defending champion Bernhard Langer shot a final-round 70 to finish at 6 under for the tournament.