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Loren Roberts snatches win with late birdies

Loren Roberts showed his poise down the stretch.

Roberts birdied three of his final four holes Sunday to win the $1.7 million Ace Group Classic.

The Champions Tour veteran avoided a playoff with Gene Jones by sinking a birdie putt at the par-5 18th hole. He had bogeyed the same hole a day earlier.

The 53-year-old Roberts, just one shot back at the start of the final, carded a 4-under-par 68 to finish off a 7-under 209 and collect the $255,000 first prize.

It was the ninth career victory on the elder circuit for Roberts, who also owns eight titles on the PGA Tour.

Roberts had been 1-under through 14 holes before consecutive birdies at Nos. 15 and 16. But his final birdie was his biggest.

The 51-year-old Jones, who was bidding for his first career Champions Tour triumph, signed for a 70 to finish at 6-under.

Playing in his 24th Champions Tour event, Jones’ previous best finish also was a second-place showing at the Charles Schwab Championship to end last season.

Ben Crenshaw (68), Bernhard Langer (69), Don Pooley (70) and James Mason (70) tied for third at 5-under.

 

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