Monday, May 26, 2008

Surber captures first Canadian Tour title

SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO — Russell Surber overcame a virus and a late bogey on Sunday to capture his first Canadian Tour title at the San Luis Potosi Open in Mexico by two strokes over Adam Bland and Wil Collins, cantour.com reports.

Surber, weakened by a bug throughout the tournament, shot even-par 72 in the final round at Nicklaus La Loma Golf Club northwest of Mexico City and finished the event at six-under 282.

The 29-year-old American had held the lead through much of the tournament, but made a bogey on the 17th hole and relinquished the lead to Bland, who had birdied the 15th, 16th and 17th holes.

But Bland, a two-time CanTour winner from Australia, made a triple bogey on the final hole and handed the victory back to Surber, who had a par 5.

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