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Fuzzy Zoeller wins the Senior Slam

Fuzzy Zoeller regained the Senior Slam lead on the 15th hole and held on to win by one stroke on Sunday.

Zoeller edged Don Pooley to win $300,000 in the tournament which featured this year's Senior major championship winners. Stewart Ginn finished three strokes back, and Jim Thorpe was seven back.

"When you play against the best, it brings the best out in everybody," said Zoeller, the Senior PGA Championship winner. "This is a great feeling. This is a great way to end the year. You've got your four major winners. We're all winners. Everybody out here won. It was a win-win for everybody. It's just somebody has to finish first."

Zoeller entered the second day of the two-day tournament three strokes ahead of Pooley and Ginn. By the turn, Ginn had caught Zoeller. Zoeller went back on top with a birdie at No. 10 but followed with a bogey on No. 11. Zoeller got the lead for good when Pooley drove the front trap on the 23-yard, par-3 15th and bogeyed.

"I wasn't concerned about (Pooley)," Zoeller said. "My only concern was getting my ball on the green and getting birdies."

Pooley blew a big opportunity on the 188-yard, par-3 17th when Zoeller drove the back trap. Pooley, though, followed Zoeller into the trap and both saved pars.

"I had some opportunities and I didn't capitalize on them," said Pooley, who won the U.S. Senior Open. "I had makable birdies on 12 and 13. I missed those and I bogeyed 15. Those three opportunities would have made a big difference."

Thorpe, who won the Tradition on the same course, shot a 1-over-73 Sunday. Ginn, the Senior Players' Championship winner, shot a 71.


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