Bohn wins Zurich Classic by 2 strokes

  • Sun Apr 25th, 2010 5:15pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

AVONDALE, La. — Jason Bohn won the Zurich Classic on Sunday for second PGA Tour title, birdieing three of the final four holes at TPC Louisiana for a 5-under 67 and a two-stroke victory over Jeff Overton.

Bohn, who completed a third-round 71 in the morning in the weather-plagued tournament, finished at 18-under 270. The 37-year-old Bohn also won the 2005 B.C. Open.

Sunday’s victory, coming as it did after a variety of injuries and back surgery, was especially sweet, Bohn said.

Bohn led since his 65 in the opening round, but admitted he felt the heat Sunday as several players moved into range.

Overton mounted a persistent challenge, twice tying Bohn on his way to a 66.

Overton birdied the 18th — after missing a long eagle putt, but Bohn, who made birdie putts of 5½ feet on No. 15 and 22 feet on No. 16, had to only tap in on 18 for his fifth birdie of the round.

Overton said he played great Sunday, but Bohn was unbelievable.

Overton said the difference in their games was putting.

Twenty-four year old rookie Troy Merritt (67) was third at 14 under, Lee Janzen (69) was another stroke back and Greg Chalmers (69) was 12 under.

Heavy rain and lightening Friday and again Saturday morning delayed the early rounds. Bohn, who led wire-to-wire, played 24 holes Saturday and 30 Sunday.

Bohn completed his third round on Sunday morning at 13 under, led by two shots over Alex Cejka after 54 holes. Overton and Janzen went into the final round at 10 under.

Bohn earned $1,152,000 after making $395,321 in his previous eight starts this year.