Haas wins 3rd Champions Tour event in Iowa

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June 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jay Haas finished with a 16-under 197 total to win the Principal Charity Classic by five strokes on Sunday, becoming the first golfer to win the Champions Tour event in Iowa three times. Haas, the winner at Glen Oaks Country Club in 2007 and 2008, led by three shots heading into Sunday and made it stand up with a final round 5-under 66. Haas’s 16-under tied the tournament mark set by Gil Morgan in 2006 and matched the largest victory of the season in the Champions Tour. Kirk Triplett set the course record with a 9-under 62 and finished second at 11-under 202 along with Larry Mize.