Cochran wins Champions Tour event in Iowa

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June 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Russ Cochran won the Principal Charity Classic on Sunday for his fourth career Champions Tour title, closing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Jay Don Blake. Cochran finished at 11-under 205 at Wakonda Club. The left-hander, two strokes behind second-round leader Duffy Waldorf entering the day, broke a winless streak that stretched 35 tournaments.

Blake shot 69. He bogeyed the par-3 17th with his first three-putt of the tournament to fall a stroke behind. He had a chance to force a playoff, but his birdie try on the par-4 18th missed to the right. Waldorf had a 71 to tie for third at 9 under with Mark Calcavecchia and Kirk Triplett. Calcavecchia and Triplett shot 67.