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Olin Browne avoids mistakes to shoot 71 and hold off Mark O'Meara to win US Senior Open
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) ' Olin Browne showed little emotion until rolling in a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to clinch a three-shot victory over Mark O'Meara in the U.S. Senior Open on Sunday.
It was the biggest triumph of the journeyman's 27 years as a professional.
Browne's closing even-par 71 followed rounds of 64, 69 and 65 and left him at 15-under 269.
Making few mistakes, he parred the first seven holes. After a bogey dropped him into a tie with O'Meara (72), he played the last 10 holes in 1 under, while O'Meara made two costly bogeys.
Mark Calcavecchia shot a 69 and was alone in third at 273. Ageless Hale Irwin had a 68 was another shot back along with Joey Sindelar (70).