Colbert edges Canizares at SBC Senior Classic

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Jim Colbert carded a 2-under 70 on Sunday to capture the SBC Senior Classic by one shot over Jose Maria Canizares. Colbert's 12-under 204 gave him his first title since 1998 and the 20th in his career on the elder circuit.
 
Larry Nelson, who shared the lead with Colbert after the second round, shared third with Gary McCord and Ed Dougherty at 10-under.
 
Walter Morgan joined Bob Eastwood and Tom Kite in a tie for sixth with a tournament total of 8-under 208.
 
Colbert opened strong on Sunday with a birdie at the first after he blasted out of a bunker to two feet. He added a birdie at the third when he roped a 6-iron onto the green at the 190-yard hole and converted the 15-footer.
 
Trouble came for Colbert at the sixth when he lost his balance on his approach and pulled his shot into a bunker. He failed to get up and down and took bogey.
 
Colbert recovered the lost stroke at the par-5 9th. He knocked a 3-iron onto the green in two and two-putted from 25 feet for his third birdie of the round.
 
Colbert, who celebrated his 60th birthday this week, bogeyed No. 11 when he found the water. An eight-foot birdie at the 15th proved to be the winning margin.
 
'I had doubts whether I could perform at the highest level again,' said Colbert, who earned $210,000 for the win. 'I missed a crucial putt in Mexico and I don't ever remember doing that. It was a shock.'
 
Canizares birdied the 13th after he hit a 9-iron inside of 10 feet but he missed a six-foot birdie at the 15th that cost him a tie for the lead.
 
'I hit the ball terrible today,' said Canizares. 'I missed 10 fairways with the driver and I missed some short putts on the back nine. I got a little tired today.'
 
A double-bogey at the ninth dropped Nelson out of the hunt. He rebounded with two back-nine birdies but lost a shot at the 17th. He finished with a 72, while Dougherty carded a 67 and McCord a 68 for their share of third.
 
Morgan vaulted 27 places on Sunday thanks to an 8-under 64. His round included an eagle-two at the 12th.
 
Three-time defending champion Joe Inman battled aches and pains this week and finished the tournament tied for 34th at plus-one.
 
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