Lonard struggles but wins Heritage golf

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 17 (UPI) -- Peter Lonard struggled to a 4-over 75 Sunday but still managed to win the MCI Heritage as he had a 7-under-par 277 for his first victory on the PGA Tour.

Ireland's Darren Clarke, who held a six-shot lead after 36-holes, was tied with Australian Lonard heading to the final hole. But his third double-bogey of the day left Clarke with a 76 and tied with Jim Furyk, Billy Andrade and Davis Love III for second place at 279.


Lonard opened the tournament with a 62, but lost the lead after the second round. He built a one-shot lead over Clarke with one round to play, but Sunday fell four strokes behind.

Clarke started with three consecutive birdies Sunday to jump to 13-under while Lonard bogeyed each of his first two holes.

Love, a five-time winner of this event, shot 71 Sunday. Furyk had a 69 and Andrade a 68.

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