Kenny Perry wins U.S. Senior Open for second straight major crown

July 14, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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OMAHA, July 14 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry fired a 7-under-par 63 Sunday, taking the U.S. Senior Open Championship by a five-shot margin for his second straight seniors circuit major win.

Perry found himself 10 shots out the lead after two rounds, but mounted a steady comeback over the final 32 holes and shifted into high gear Sunday to win going away.

He finished at 13-under-par 267.

Perry, who also triumphed at the Senior Players Championship two weeks ago, became the ninth play in Champions Tour history to win back-to-back majors.

Grabbing sole possession of second place at minus-9 was Fred Funk, who registered a final-round 2-under 68 at Omaha Country Club.

Sharing third two shots further back were Rocco Mediate (66) and Corey Pavin (67).

Michael Allen, who held a five-shot lead after two rounds and a two-stroke advantaged after 54 holes, stumbled to a second consecutive 2-over 72, ending in fifth place at 6-under 274.

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