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Bart Bryant Wins The Dick’s Open

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Bart Bryant held off a late charge from Russ Cochran and Corey Pavin to win the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open today by one stroke.  Bryant held a four-shot lead over Corey Pavin heading into today’s final round.

Bryant earned his first victory on the Champions Tour with a final round par 72 to finish 16- under for the three-day event.  Cochran shot a 5-under 67 round today while Pavin shot a 69, 3-under par today.  Cochran and Pavin both finished at 15-under par.

Kenny Perry, who led the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open after the first round by one stroke, shot a 4-under 68 today to tie for seventh at 12-under overall.  Duffy Waldorf scored a round of 69 today while Gene Sauers  had a 67 to finish in a tie for fourth place at 14-under par.

Area favorite and Horseheads native Joey Sindelar shot three consecutive rounds of 2-under par 70 to finish at 6-under par and a tie for 30th place.  Jeff Sluman, a native of Rochester, finished tied for 21st ending up 7-under par after shooting a 69 today.  Last year’s champion, Willie Wood, shot a 69 today but finished in a tie for 60th place and 1-over par overall.

The overall purse for the Tournament is $1.8 million while Bryant earns $270,000 for his victory.  Don January, who won the inaugural  Senior Tour event in 1980 in Atlantic City, was on hand to make the first place trophy presentation to Bryant.

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