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Lehman wins Champions in playoff

Tom Lehman won the Regions Tradition for his third victory in seven Champions Tour events this year, beating Peter Senior with a par on the second hole of a playoff Sunday.

Senior, from Australia, missed a 5-foot par putt on No.18. Lehman two-putted from about 20 feet.

Both parred the first playoff hole, also No.18 at Shoal Creek.

Lehman and Senior finished at 13-under 275. Lehman had a bogey-free 3-under 69, and Senior shot a 68.

Loren Roberts (65) was third at 11 under, and Michael Allen (69) was 10 under. Third-round leader Mark Calcavecchia shot 75 and tied for fifth at 9 under.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Thomas Aiken earned his first tour title with a two-shot victory at the Spanish Open in Terrassa, and he promptly dedicated the victory to golf great Seve Ballesteros.

The South African player shot a 2-under 70 on the El Prat course for a 10-under total of 278 to edge Anders Hansen (70) of Denmark.

Ballesteros, 54, died Saturday from complications of a cancerous brain tumor.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: Georgia senior Russell Henley held off several challenges from the pros during the final round and won the Stadion Classic hosted by the university in Athens, Ga., becoming only the second amateur in tour history to win a tournament.

Henley, who will graduate Friday, shot a 3-under 68 to beat Troy Kelly by two strokes and join former Brigham Young standout Daniel Summerhays as the only other amateur winner since the tour began in 1990.

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