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Seniors win the Three Tour Challenge

Tom Watson led all players with25points andguidedtheSenior PGA Tour team to a win Tuesday in the eighth- annual Three-Tour Challenge at the Reflection Bay Golf ClubnearLas Vegas.

Hale Irwin scored 20 points and JackNicklauspitchedinwith 18.5 for a total of 63.5 points for the three-man Senior team.

The defending champion Senior Team became the first towinthis eventfourtimes.Irwin,Gil Morgan and Larry Nelson comprised the winning trio in 1998.

Justin Leonard collected 18 points as the PGA Tour teamfinished second with 50 points. Lee Janzen had 16.5 points and Tom Lehman added 15.5.

Karrie Webb and Juli Inkster bothhad17.5pointsandDottie Pepperscored13.5 as the LPGA Tour team finished in last place with 48.5 points.

The threesomes that competed were made up of one player from each tour.

Each hole in this 18-hole, made-for-television event,wasworth threepoints.The winner of the hole collected two points for his or her team, with the remaining point going to the runner-up. In the case of ties, the points were evenly divided.

The winning team collected $300,000 of the $651,000 purse.

Lastyear'seventraised$1,000,000forthe Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.