LASALLE, Ontario, July 7 (UPI) -- A final-round 64 allowed Tom Jenkins pull away from his challengers Sunday and win the Canada Senior Open for the second time in three years.
Jenkins, who battled flu earlier in the tournament, won by three shots over Walter Morgan, Morris Hatalsky and Bruce Lietzke. He claimed his third career win on the Senior Tour, posting a 54-hole total of 18-under 195.
Two of those victories have come north of the border. Two years ago, Jenkins captured his first Canada Senior Open crown after nearly withdrawing 10 minutes before the first round with the flu.
He got sick again this year just before the tournament started, but managed to get through the opening round and then turned in an outstanding closing 18 holes.
Bob Gilder was alone in fifth place at 200 after also carding a 64. Tom Kite was another stroke back while seven players tied for seventh at 203, including defending champion Walter Hall, Doug Tewell, Allen Doyle, Hall Irwin and Gar Hamilton, the top Canadian finisher.
The 61-year-old Morgan carded a 6-under 65 Sunday after tying a PGA Senior Tour record with a 60 on Saturday. He started the final round two shots behind co-leaders Jenkins and Hatalsky.