Paul Goydos wins Hawaii Championship

Paul Goydos chips onto the 15th green during the final round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Chris O'Meara

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) Paul Goydos won the Hawaii Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, breaking out of a tight pack with four straight birdies.

Making his fifth start of the 50-and-over tour since turning 50 in June, Goydos closed with a 4-under 68 at Kapolei Golf Club for a tournament-record 19-under 197 total.

Fred Funk, tied with Goydos for the second-round lead, finished with a 69 to tie for second with Scott Dunlap. Funk had a hole-in-one on No. 16, using a 4-hybrid on the 200-yard hole. Dunlap shot a 65.

After birdieing Nos. 14-17 to take a two-stroke lead, Goydos scrambled for bogey on the par-4 18th after flying his approach over the green. He started the birdie run with a 6-footer on the par-5 14th, hit a 140-yard shot to an inch on the par-4 15th, holed a 15-footer on the 16th and made a 6-footer on the par-5 17th.

Davis Love III struggled in his Champions Tour debut, closing with a 72 to tie for 64th in the 81-man field at 3 under. The 20-time PGA Tour winner turned 50 in April.

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