Heath Slocum ended the day the way he started it: Atop the leaderboard after a final-round 68 to win for the second time in just over a year.
Slocum led by as many as four on Sunday but saw that lead evaporate on a busy day of scoring that was highlighted by an 8-under 62 by Charles Howell III, who finished three shots back. In the end, however, Slocum survived while others faltered. A 60-foot birdie putt from just off the 16th green certainly didn’t hurt, either.
The win also moves Slocum from 43rd on the money list to 29th, which is significant in that if he can finish the year in the top 30 he’ll be eligible for a number of tournaments next year, including the Masters.