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Eaks holds off Haas, Spittle to win Greater Hickory Classic

Updated: September 16, 2007, 11:57 PM ET
Associated Press

CONOVER, N.C. -- R.W. Eaks won his second Champions Tour title of the year Sunday, closing with a 2-under 70 to hold off Jay Haas and Rod Spittle by two strokes in the Greater Hickory Classic.

Eaks finished with a 17-under 199 total to break the tournament record of 16-under 200 set by Haas in 2005.

"That's the hardest thing I've ever had to do,'' said Eaks, who rallied from a five-stroke deficit to force a playoff with eventual winner Andy Bean last year at Rock Barn Golf ...

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