Luke Donald wins the Honda Classic

March 12, 2006 at 8:37 PM

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- Luke Donald birdied the 72nd hole Sunday to win The Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

He was one shot better than Geoff Ogilvy.

Donald, who carded a 3-under-par 69 over the final 18 holes, ended at 12-under 276.

"It's nice to finish with a great shot like that," Donald said. "It was a nice way to finish up. It looked pretty good in the air. I had a little mud on the ball, so I was hoping it would fly straight. I had a perfect yardage and it came off beautifully."

Donald earned $990,000 for his victory.

Ogilvy (69) was 10-under 278. David Toms (69) shared third place with Billy Mayfair (72) at 9-under 279.

Tom Pernice, Jr. (68) took fifth place at 8-under 280, followed by Dudley Hart (69) at 7-under 281.

Frank Lickliter (71), Jeff Gove (68), and Stephen Ames (70) all finished at 6-under 282.

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