Tom Lehman Closes Strong, Wins Tuscon Conquistadores Classic


Tom Lehman fired a final-round 7-under 66 to win the Tucson Conquistadores Classic by a stroke over Steve Stricker at Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course. It was Lehman’s 10th PGA Tour Champions victory, and first since the 2015 SAS Championship.

Lehman was three shots down to Stricker, heading into Sunday’s final round, but the former British Open champ closed with two birdies against Stricker’s two bogeys over the final three holes to claim the one-shot victory in Tucson.

“I haven’t been playing a lot of golf,” Lehman said. “Had surgery in early November. Had a great doctor and had a great physical therapist, Tom Bratcher, who kind of really put me through the paces over the last 3 1/2-4 months getting ready to play. I give him a lot the credit.

Stricker, who turned 50 on Feb. 23, was trying to become just the 19th player to win in his first start on the PGA Tour Champions circuit. The last player to do it was Miguel Angel Jimenez, back in 2014.

Bernhard Langer closed with an 8-under 65 to claim 3rd place at -15. While Billy Andrade, Fred Couples, and Gene Sauers tied for the 4th spot at 14-under-par.

The Final Tap-In Putt

The Trophy Photo

Final Scores, Money

1Tom Lehman-20$255,000
2Steve Stricker-19$149,600
3Bernhard Langer-15$122,400
T4Billy Andrade-14$83,867
T4Gene Sauers-14$83,867
T4Fred Couples-14$83,867
T7Kirk Triplett-13$57,800
T7Kevin Sutherland-13$57,800
T9Stephen Ames-12$42,500
T9Steve Pate-12$42,500
T9Jeff Maggert-12$42,500
T9Duffy Waldorf-12$42,500
T13Woody Austin-11$33,150
T13Tom Pernice, Jr.-11$33,150
T15Tommy Armour III-10$28,050
T15David Toms-10$28,050
T15Jerry Kelly-10$28,050
T15Fran Quinn-10$28,050
T19Wes Short Jr.-9$21,802
T19Jeff Brehaut-9$21,802
T19Billy Mayfair-9$21,802
T19John Cook-9$21,802
T23Willie Wood-8$17,850
T23Bob Estes-8$17,850
T23Jeff Sluman-8$17,850
T26Phillip Price-7$14,134
T26Scott McCarron-7$14,134
T26Rod Spittle-7$14,134
T26Glen Day-7$14,134
T26Scott Parel-7$14,134
T26Michael Allen-7$14,134
T26Skip Kendall-7$14,134
T33Rocco Mediate-6$9,879
T33David Frost-6$9,879
T33Lee Janzen-6$9,879
T33Ian Woosnam-6$9,879
T33Tim Petrovic-6$9,879
T33Jesper Parnevik-6$9,879
T33Scott Verplank-6$9,879
T33Mike Goodes-6$9,879
T33Joe Durant-6$9,879
T42Mike Small-5$6,970
T42Olin Browne-5$6,970
T42Marco Dawson-5$6,970
T42Joey Sindelar-5$6,970
T42Paul Goydos-5$6,970
T42Bob Tway-5$6,970
T42Tom Kite-5$6,970
T49Jim Carter-4$4,439
T49Larry Mize-4$4,439
T49Scott Dunlap-4$4,439
T49Doug Garwood-4$4,439
T49Brandt Jobe-4$4,439
T49Russ Cochran-4$4,439
T49Corey Pavin-4$4,439
T49Jerry Smith-4$4,439
T49Mark Brooks-4$4,439
58Carlos Franco-3$3,400
T59Bobby Gage-2$2,975
T59Loren Roberts-2$2,975
T59Todd Hamilton-2$2,975
T59Mike Springer-2$2,975
63Mark Calcavecchia-1$2,550
T64Ronnie BlackE$2,040
T64Fred FunkE$2,040
T64Scott HochE$2,040
T64Michael BradleyE$2,040
T64Jean Van De VeldeE$2,040
T69Tom Jenkins1$1,496
T69Guy Boros1$1,496
T69Mark O'Meara1$1,496
T72Craig Parry2$1,201
T72Kenny Perry2$1,201
T72Hale Irwin2$1,201
T75Tom Byrum3$986
T75Paul McGinley3$986
T75Esteban Toledo3$986
78Bob Gilder6$850
79John Huston16$782


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