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Lehman defends title at the Tradition

June 10, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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SHOAL CREEK, Ala., June 10 (UPI) -- Defending champion Tom Lehman retained his crown at the Tradition Sunday, firing a 4-under 68 to claim a two-stroke victory.

Lehman's performance was his fourth round in the 60s at the event. He ended at 14-under 274, earning his third career Champions Tour major title.

The 53-year-old became to first senior golfer to successfully defend a major championship title since Allen Doyle did so in 2005-06 at the U.S. Senior Open.

Sharing second place at minus-12 were Chien Soon Lu and Bernhard Langer (both carded 6-under 66s).

Fred Couples completed a round of 7-under 65 to jump into fourth place two shots further back.

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