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PGA Tour Article
Bank of America Colonial

Flesch wins Colonial

Two of the three overnight leaders fought it out all day Sunday at the Colonial Country Club with the spoils eventually going to Steve Flesch when Chad Campbell failed to make eagle on the final hole.


Left-handed winner, Steve Flesch.
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Flesch's second PGA Tour title was achieved by carding a final round of 67 to finish the tournament as the only player to shoot all four rounds in the sixties for an eleven under par total of 269. After spending all day jockeying with Campbell for the lead he found himself two shots up with two holes left to play. A lapse of concentration cost him a shot on the 17th after needing two chips to get on the putting surface but he finished with a solid par on the 18th.
Meanwhile, in the final group, Chad Campbell failed to capitalize on the dropped shot and also made bogey on 17 putting him back to two strokes behind Flesch's clubhouse lead. He needed to make eagle-two on the 18th to force a playoff and after splitting the fairway with his drive, played his vital approach shot to within five feet. He sank the putt for birdie and took outright second place with a final round 68 for a 270 total.


Chad Campbell.
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  Stephen Ames
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Canada's Stephen Ames took third place, a shot further back on 271, after shooting a final round of 64. He has a habit of coming from behind on the final day with 9 Sunday rounds in the sixties from his 12 starts this year. This was his fifth top-ten finish in his last six starts including the last 4 consecutive.

New Zealander, Craig Perks finished with a round of 68 to take solo fourth place with a seven under par total of 273. This was his first top ten since 2002 when he won the Players Championship and a five year Tour exemption. He started the week with a 64 and this week held it together for the four days instead of just showing flashes of brilliance as he does most weeks.


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