Sigel Reaps Benefits at Farmers Charity


Jay Sigel shot 5-under 67 Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Morris Hatalsky in the Farmers Charity Classic.
It was Sigel's first Senior PGA Tour victory since 1998, and his first since having surgery on both shoulder. The 58-year-old former amateur standout had two eagles in the final round en route to a 13-under 203 total on the Egypt Valley course.
'This has to be my best victory on the senior tour,' Sigel said after claiming win No. 7 on tour. 'I wasn't feeling well this week and I haven't been putting well. It's just amazing.'
Hatalsky, a Monday qualifier, closed with a 68. Australia's Rodger Davis (70) finished three strokes back at 206, and Jim Thorpe (69), Tom Wargo (69) and Wayne Levi (69) followed at 207.
Sigel, the 1982 and 1983 U.S. Amateur champion, eagled the par-5 seventh hole to take the lead, and had another eagle on No. 17.
Rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders forced Sigel to miss the first five months of the 2001 season. He returned to play 18 events and finish 37th on the money list. His best finish this season had been a tie for 15th last weekend in the Instinet Classic.
'I had some excitement last week and a lot of excitement this week,' Sigel said.
Play was halted for a minute at 2 p.m. to honor Sam Snead, who died Thursday at age 89. Funeral services for Snead started at that hour in Hot Springs, Va.
Final results from the Farmers Charity Classic