David Frost watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the Greater Hickory Kia Classic Champions Tour golf tournament in Conover, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Chuck Burton
March 29, 2015

SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) David Frost survived a one-stroke penalty on the par-3 17th hole Sunday to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic for his sixth Champions Tour title.

The 55-year-old South African finished with a 4-under 68 at Fallen Oak for a one-stroke victory over 2011 winner Tom Lehman and second-round leader Kevin Sutherland.

Frost was penalized after his coin marking his ball on the green moved when he accidentally dropped the ball on it. That left him with a bogey, and he made a 5-foot par putt on the par-4 18th for a 10-under 206 total. After playing the front nine in 1 under with a bogey and two birdies, he birdied Nos. 11-13 to take the lead and made another birdie on No. 15.

Lehman closed with a 70, and Sutherland had a 72. Lehman had a chance to force a playoff, but missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the final hole.

Joe Durant was fourth at 8 under after a 69.

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