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Joe Daley wins seniors Players title

July 1, 2012 at 6:37 PM

PITTSBURGH, July 1 (UPI) -- Third-round co-leader Joe Daley fired a 2-under-par 68 Sunday, using a steady touch to emerge from the field and claim the Senior Players Championship.

Daley, who entered the tourney with no status on the Champions Tour, outpaced a big-name field to notch a victory at the tour's third major event of the season.

Daley finished at 14-under 266, two shots ahead of Tradition winner Tom Lehman (1-under 69).

Grabbing sole possession of third place was reigning U.S. Senior Open winner Olin Browne, who registered a 5-under 65 to end at 11-under.

Mark Calcavecchia, who shared the third-round lead with Daley, cooled off Sunday, stumbling to a 2-over 72.

That was good for a tie with defending Players champ Fred Couples (1-over 71) at 10-under 270.

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