Marco Dawson suffers some stress after just missing a birdie putt on 16 during the second round of play at the Tucson Conquistadores Classic at Omni Tucson National, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Kelly Presnell)
Arizona Daily Star, Kelly Presnell
March 22, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Marco Dawson won the Tucson Conquistadores Classic on Sunday for his first Champions Tour's title, breaking a tie with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th hole and closing with two pars for a two-stroke victory.

The 51-year-old Dawson shot a 3-under 69 to finish at 13-under 203 in the first-year event at Tucson National, the longtime home of the PGA Tour's defunct Tucson Open.

Dawson won in his 21st start on the 50-and-over tour. He's winless in 412 PGA Tour starts and has one victory in 161 events on the Web.com Tour.

Dawson bogeyed the par-4 15th to fall into a tie with Bart Bryant at 12 under. On the 16th, Dawson's birdie putt barely tumbled in, and Bryant made a bogey after driving into a bunker.

Bryant had a 70 to finish second for the second straight event. He lost a playoff to Lee Janzen last month in Naples, Florida.

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