Tom Lehman wins Champions Tour event

Tom Lehman watches his tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the Encompass Championship golf tournament in Glenview, Ill., Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Nam Y. Huh

GLENVIEW, Ill. (AP) Tom Lehman made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Champions Tour's Encompass Championship.

The 55-year-old Lehman closed with a 2-under 70 at North Shore and had a 15-under 201 total for his eighth senior title and first since 2012. He rebounded from bogeys on Nos. 13 and 14 - his only dropped strokes of the week - with birdies on Nos. 15 and 16, parred the par-3 17th and won on the par-4 18th.

Michael Allen and Kirk Triplett tied for second, a stroke back. Allen shot 67, and Triplett had a 68.

Lehman, the 1996 British Open winner, opened with rounds of 65 and 66 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round. He ended a 27-event victory drought.

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