Maggert wins the St. Jude Classic

May 28, 2006 at 9:06 PM

MEMPHIS, May 28 (UPI) -- Jeff Maggert shot 5-under 66 on Sunday to win the PGA's St. Jude Classic at Memphis by 3 shots over Tom Pernice Jr.

It was Maggert's first win since 1999 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

He was 9-under 271 for 72 holes while Pernice (71) was 6-under 274. John Cook (71) and Kris Cox (72) tied for third place at 4-under 276.

"It's been a strange career, but I've had a great time playing golf out here," said Maggert, who won $936,000. "I would have bet that I would have won more times by now. But with five kids at home, I have a lot of other priorities that are important to me in my life. I'm very fortunate that I can still come out here at the age of 42 and still win."

Third-round co-leader Tom Herron (77) tied for 16th place at even-par 280.

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