Lehman tops Senior in Regions Tradition
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — 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.
Lehman won his second Champions Tour major and fifth overall title on the 50 & over circuit. He won the Senior PGA Championship last year, beating Fred Couples and David Frost in a playoff.
Loren Roberts (65) was third at 11 under, and Michael Allen (69) was 10 under. Third-round leader Mark Calcavecchia shot a 75 to fall into a tie for fifth at 9 under.