Allen ready to celebrate after closing 65


SAN DIEGO - Michael Allen's bid for his first PGA Tour title came up short but the 51-year-old certainly enjoyed the journey.

Allen, who was serenaded coming up the 18th fairway to choruses of 'Happy birthday,' celebrated with a closing 65 that gives him his second consecutive top-10 finish following his tie for third at his Champions Tour opener.

He planned to celebrate the round, and birthday, in style before heading to Los Angeles for next week's event.

'I'll go and drink some champagne and then start getting ready for next week,' he smiled.