facebook
twitter
search
search

Senden earns first PGA Tour win

July 16, 2006 at 8:42 PM

SILVIS, Ill., July 16 (UPI) -- John Senden held on Sunday to win the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Ill., and earn a berth in next week's British Open.

Senden, an Australian, closed with a 3-under 68 in the final round to get his first PGA Tour title, ending at 19-under 265 for a one-shot victory over J.P. Hayes.

Hayes, the 2002 John Deere champion, missed a six-foot eagle putt at the 17th hole that would have given him a one-shot lead at the time. He shot a 6-under 65 Sunday to end at 18-under 266.

Alex Cejka (67) and Heath Slocum (68) finished tied for third place at 269.

Senden, 35, had four birdies and one bogey in his final round.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Report: Aldridge steps back to consider plans
First shoe drops in St. Louis Cardinals' hacking scandal
Miami Heat sign first-round F Winslow