Loren Roberts wins Turnberry playoff

July 30, 2006 at 8:35 PM

TURNBERRY, Scotland, July 30 (UPI) -- Loren Roberts beat Eduardo Romero in a playoff Sunday afternoon to win the Senior British Open at Turnberry, Scotland.

Both players finished 72 holes at 6-under 274. Roberts ballooned to 5-over 75 in the final round while Romero shot 1-over 71.

Roberts parred the first playoff hole to earn his fifth Champions Tour win.

"I really feel relieved, I've always had a lot of faith in my putter," Roberts said. "I hated it to end that way for Eduardo, but it feels wonderful to be champion. I've worked a lot of years to become a major champion."

Dick Mast, who shot the low round of the day with a 3-under 67, was one of five players to finish in red figures. He was third at 5-under 275.

Craig Stadler was fourth at 2-under 278 and Tim Simpson was fifth at 1-under 279.

Roberts won $293,981 for the victory.

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