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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