Lickliter survives mishap to win in Tucson

TUCSON, March 2 (UPI) -- Frank Lickliter won the Chrysler Classic Tucson by two shots Sunday when, after he drove into the water at the 18th hole, playing partner Chad Campbell did the same thing.

Despite his mistake on the final hole, Lickliter finished with a bogey-free 3-under-par 69. He made a remarkable par at the final hole to claim his second PGA Tour victory.


Lickliter led Campbell by a stroke when he knocked his last tee shot into the water. Hitting third in the group, Campbell followed Lickliter into the lake en route to a bogey and his second career runner-up finish.

It was another disappointing ending for Campbell, who was second at last year's season-ending Southern Farm Bureau Classic after starting the final round with a three-stroke lead.

Campbell tied Lickliter for the lead with a birdie at 15th hole but bogeyed Nos. 16 and 18 for a 5-under 67.

Lickliter led over each of the final three rounds, winning the $540,000 top prize with a 72-hole total of 19-under 269. His only other win in eight years on tour was at the 2001 Kemper Insurance Open.


Campbell was alone in second at 17-under 271, a stroke ahead of Brenden Pappas and two better than Bob Tway and Aaron Barber.

Campbell was trying to become the PGA Tour's initial first-time winner of 2003 after the circuit produced a record 18 first-time champs last year.

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