Scherrer Gets First Win in Seven Years

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Nationwide TourSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Tom Scherrer cruised to a four-shot win Sunday at the Nationwide Tour's Price Cutter Charity Championship, firing a 5-under 67 in the final round to claim his first title of any kind in seven years.
 
Scherrer's last win came at 2000 Kemper Insurance Open, when he was a 29-year-old upstart near the beginning of a seven-year stint on the PGA TOUR. He also owned two previous Nationwide Tour wins before Sunday -- but both came in the 1990s, when it was called the Nike Tour.
 
Celebrating his 37th birthday on Friday with a hole-in-one, Scherrer took the second-round lead and never relinquished it. His four consecutive rounds in the 60s left him one shot off the tournament record at 26-under 262 and gave him a runaway four-shot win over Franklin Langham.
 
'It was a long process since my last win. It's great to be back and it's very gratifying,' said Scherrer, who claimed a $100,080 check. 'I wasn't sure if I would make it back.'
 
Langham shot a 4-under 68 Sunday and finished alone in second place at 22-under 266. Justin Bolli had a 2-under 70 and was four shots further back at 18-under 270.
 
The top three players overnight all held the same positions at the end of the final round.
 
With a sturdy three-shot lead to begin the round, Scherrer never gave Langham and Bolli and chance to catch up. He made three birdies on the front nine -- including back-to-back birdies from No. 7 -- and four in his first 11 holes without a bogey.
 
His only misstep came at the par-3 13th, the hole he aced in the second round on Friday. Scherrer made his only bogey there on Sunday, then came back with birdies at the 15th and 18th to win the tournament going away.
 
It vaulted Scherrer to No. 14 on the tour money list -- into the top 25, where players receive an automatic bump to the PGA TOUR at the end of the season.
 
'Playing out here is about getting into that top 25 and we recognize that, but winning is what you play golf for,' Scherrer said. 'Winning is something that will stay with you forever and your name will be associated with that tournament.
 
'Winning is on your mind, and is what stays with you.'
 
Zoran Zorkic (66) and Michael Letzig (67) shared fourth place at 17-under 271, with Scott Sterling (67) another shot further back at 272. Scott Parel (67) and Ron Whittaker (68) finished at 273.
 
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