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Roger Chapman shot a 7-under 64 to take a five-stroke lead into the final round of the Senior PGA Championship on Saturday.
Chapman finished the day at 14-under par. John Cook began the round tied with Chapman for the lead, but couldn't keep pace with the Englishman and settled for a 69 to drop into second place at Harbor Shores.
Chapman's 54-hole score of 199 tied the tournament record set by Sam Snead in 1973, although Snead was 17 under when he set the mark.
Steve Pate had a 67 to join 66-year-old Hale Irwin at 7 under. Irwin made a triple bogey on the par-3 fourth, but played well on the back nine and shot 69.
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Hale Irwin shot his age -- and was so frustrated afterward he might switch putters before playing again.
Just over a week before his 67th birthday, Irwin shot a 5-under 66 on Friday in the second round of the Senior PGA Championship. He trailed leaders Roger Chapman and John Cook by two strokes heading into the weekend, but Irwin wasn't the least bit satisfied with his work...
Michael Allen shot a 7-under 64 in the second round of the Senior PGA Championship on Friday, bouncing back impressively from a difficult first day to move into contention.
Allen shot 77 in the first round but finished the second at 1 under for the tournament. He's three shots behind leader Roger Chapman, with Chapman still on the course. Steve Pate is at 3 under after six holes...
England's Roger Chapman won the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday, holding on for a two-stroke victory after leading comfortably throughout the final round.
Chapman led by five after 54 holes and was never really threatened. His closing 1-over 72 was his worst score of the tournament - but enough to give him his first Champions Tour title. He finished at 13 under, after bogeying...
Roger Chapman has won the Senior PGA Championship, holding on for a two-stroke victory after leading comfortably throughout the final round Sunday.
Chapman led by five after 54 holes and was never really threatened Sunday. His closing 1-over 72 was his worst score of the tournament - but it was enough to give the Englishman a win at the major championship.
Chapman, who had never...
Roger Chapman has the early lead at the Senior PGA Championship after shooting a 3-under 68.
With a number of golfers still on the course on Thursday, Chapman leads John Cook by a stroke. Steve Pate, J.L. Lewis, Jeff Sluman, Jay Haas and David Frost all shot 70.
Chapman tied for 16th at this month's Mallorca Open, part of the European Senior Tour. He tied for 27th at last year...