Bernhard Langer shoots record 22-under to cruise to 2018 SAS Championship victory
CARY, N.C. — Bernhard Langer ran away with the SAS Championship on Sunday to take the points lead into the PGA Tour Champions' Charles Schwab Cup playoffs.
Langer shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 for a six-stroke victory in the regular-season finale. The 61-year-old German star has 38 victories on the 50-and-over tour, also winning this year near Houston.
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Langer finished at 22-under 194 for his second victory at Prestonwood Country Club, the tree-lined layout softened by heavy rain Thursday from Hurricane Michael.
Scott Parel was second, closing with a double bogey for a 65.
Never a doubt. @BernhardLanger6 has won the @SASChampionship. pic.twitter.com/djZvAwezUg— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) October 14, 2018
Jerry Kelly had a 68 to finish third at 15 under, and Lehman followed at 13 under after a 71.
Gene Sauers, tied with Langer for the second-round lead, shot a 75 to tie for fifth with Miguel Angel Jimenez (68) at 12 under.
The top 72 players in the Schwab Cup standings qualified for the playoffs, the three-event series that begins next week with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Virginia.
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