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Pernice wins SAS with birdie on 18

Updated: September 27, 2009, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

CARY, N.C. -- Tom Pernice Jr. became the 15th player to win in his Champions Tour debut, holing a 35-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Nick Price and David Frost in the SAS Championship.

"You don't expect to hit a 35-footer, especially on the last hole to win," Pernice said. "It was my turn to win, I guess."

Pernice, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 13-under 203 on the Prestonwood Country Club course.

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