Jerry Kelly wins 2nd PGA Tour Champions title in 4 weeks
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) Jerry Kelly avoided the late trouble that derailed Lee Janzen and David McKenzie to win the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship on Sunday for his second PGA Tour Champions victory in four weeks.
Kelly closed with a 3-under 68 – rebounding from a bogey on the par-5 13th with a birdie on the par-4 15th and finishing with three straight pars – for a one-stroke victory over Janzen.
The 50-year-old Kelly, a stroke behind McKenzie and Jerry Smith entering the final round, won the Boeing Classic outside Seattle last month for his first senior title. The three-time PGA Tour winner finished at 14-under 199 on Bear Mountain’s Mountain Course.
Janzen also shot 68, but dropped three late strokes to give away the lead. After making three birdies in a row, he bogeyed the 15th and made a double bogey on the par-4 17th.
McKenzie, the Australian trying to become the first qualifier to win since 2012, dropped back with double bogeys on the par-3 14th and the 17th. He birdied the par-5 18th for a 71 that left him tied for third at 12 under with Tommy Armour III.
Charles Schwab Cup points leader Bernhard Langer (68) and Esteban Toledo (67) followed at 11 under.
Smith had a 75 to finish six strokes back.