Bernhard Langer Claims Six-Shot Victory at SAS Championship

Bernhard Langer fired a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Sunday to claim a six-shot victory at the SAS Championship, the regular season finale on the senior circuit.

The 61-year old German entered his final day at Prestonwood Country Club holding a share of a three-shot lead along with Gene Sauers.

Langer edged slightly ahead of Sauers after turning in 32, and then pulled away on the closing nine with gains on Nos. 10, 12, 14, and 17 en route to a three-day total of 22-under par.

“Really, everything,” said Langer, when asked about the key to his weekend. “I drove the ball very, very well, hit a lot of fairways, putted extremely well for me and made a lot of putts.

“Two of the days I hit my irons pretty close, which helps. It’s obviously a high percentage to make a 10-footer than it is to make a 30-footer.”

With the win, Langer finds himself in a familiar place heading into the three-event Charles Schwab Cup playoffs: atop the points standings.

Despite a final-hole double bogey, Scott Parel shot 65 to finish alone in second at 16 under, one clear of Jerry Kelly who closed with a 68. Tom Lehman was next at 13 under following a 71.

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