PGA Tour - Tournament Report
Booz Allen Classic

Second Title for Scott in 2004

Winner, Adam Scott.
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Australia's Adam Scott collected his third PGA Tour title, his second of 2004, by winning the Booz Allen Classic at TPC at Avenel by four strokes. He started the day with a six shot lead and refused to let it go despite a fierce challenge by Charles Howell III who got to within two strokes on the back nine. Scott, the highest ranked player in the field, had never played the course before but broke the 36-hole tournament record on Friday then tied the previous best 54- and 72-hole scores at the weekend.
Howell put together a run of five straight birdies which came to an end when he parred the sixteenth. His challenge was really over when he bogeyed 17 and finished with a 65. Scott putted well under pressure to pick up three birdies in the last five holes and re-establish a comfortable margin at the end. Howell had broken the tournament 18-hole record on Thursday with a 10-under par 61.

Charles Howell III.
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Rory Sabbatini.
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Rory Sabbatini carded a 66 on Sunday to take third place with a 15-under par total of 269. Defending champion, Sabbatini, posted four rounds in the sixties at this tournament for the second consecutive year. He continues to show good form following on from his tied second place at the Buick Classic two weeks ago where he lost out to Sergio Garcia in a playoff.

Tim Herron carded a bogey-free final round of 67 to finish in shared fourth place with Bo Van Pelt (67) and Arron Oberholser (70) on 272.


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