Chapman hangs on for Senior PGA title

May 27, 2012 at 6:38 PM

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 27 (UPI) -- Roger Chapman struggled to a 1-over 71 Sunday, but it was still good enough for a two-shot victory at the Senior PGA Championship.

Chapman's round was his worst of the week, but it didn't derail his victory bid after entering Sunday's final session with a 5-shot cushion.

He bogeyed the final two holes, ending at 13-under 271, but still beat John Cook, who fired a 2-under 69 to grab sole possession of second place at minus-11.

Four-time Senior PGA winner Hale Irwin ended with sole possession of third place one shot further back after posting a 3-under 68.

Tied for fourth at minus-9 were Peter Senior (8-under 63) and Sandy Lyle (7-under 64).

Ninth-place finisher Kenny Perry carded the lowest round in Senior PGA Championship history Sunday, a 9-under 62 that included eight birdies, one eagle and one bogey.

Perry ended at 8-under 276.

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