Sluman and Funk win Legends of Golf

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm •  Published: June 8, 2014
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RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Jeff Sluman and Fred Funk teamed to win the Champions Tour's Legends of Golf on Sunday, and Jim Colbert and Jim Thorpe topped the Legends Division for players 65 and older.

Sluman and Funk finished with a 6-under 48 at rainy Top of the Rock, the first par-3 course used in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, to beat Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen by a stroke.

Sluman holed a 6-foot par putt for the victory on the final hole.

"For some reason I've always done well in these team-type events," Sluman said. "I don't know what it is."

The winners finished at 20-under 159. They opened with an 11-under 61 in better-ball play on the regulation Buffalo Ridge course and had a 50 on Saturday on the par-3 layout.

Sluman also won last year, teaming with Brad Faxon in Savannah, Georgia.

"Maybe I've got a good eye for partners," Sluman said.

Funk was quick to return the complement.

"He's the common denominator," Funk said.

Sluman won for the sixth time on the Champions Tour, and Funk for the ninth.

Haas and Jacobsen, the second-round leaders, shot 50. Haas missed an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole of the day.

"I'm disappointed because I hit a beautiful iron in there and it was as easy a putt as you can get, straight up the hill, and I just pulled it a little bit," Haas said. "We're mixed emotions right now. We're very happy to have finished second, but we had an opportunity. You just don't get that many, so it's nice to take advantage of them when you do.