Eger edges Armour for Mississippi title

May 2, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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SAUCIER, Miss., May 2 (UPI) -- David Eger eked out a one-shot win over Tommy Armour III Sunday to capture the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Eger tallied his first Champions Tour win in nearly five years, and his third overall, as he shot a 3-under 69 in the final round, finishing the tourney with an 11-under 205, one better than Armour's minus-10.

The two golfers were tied for the lead deep into the final round but Armour faltered when he bogeyed the 17th hole while Eger birdied the 16th for a two-shot lead.

Eger finished with a bogey at 18, but still managed to win by a stroke.

Armour ended with a 5-under 67 Sunday to finish at 10-under 206. Tom Kite (69) took third at 8-under 208, followed in fourth place by David Peoples (68), Fred Funk (69) and Mark James (69).

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