Tom Pernice Jr. of Kansas City gained his third career Champions Tour victory Sunday, winning the Principal Charity Classic in Des Moines, Iowa.
Pernice birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Doug Garwood. Pernice shot a 3-under 69 in the final round, tying Garwood at 12-under 204.
Pernice and other Champions Tour players are in Ridgedale, Mo., this week for the Legends of Golf. The tournament starts Friday.
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PGA: Hideki Matsuyama earned his first victory in America, making a 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole to win the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. Matsuyama birdied the final hole of regulation and shot 3-under 69 in the final round. He and Kevin Na, who had a 64, finished at 13-under 275.
LPGA: Stacy Lewis won the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway Township, N.J., and took the top spot in the world ranking from Inbee Park. Lewis finished with a 4-under 67 and won by 6 shots witrh a 16-under 197 total.
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