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Wargo Wins LiquidGolf.com

February 27, 2000

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) _ Tom Wargo won for the first time since 1995, holing a 20-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff with Gary McCord on Sunday in the LiquidGolf.com Invitational.

McCord, the CBS commentator who won two times last year as a rookie on Senior PGA Tour, had a chance to extend the playoff, but missed a 6-foot birdie putt. J.C. Snead was eliminated from the playoff after a bogey on the first extra hole.

Wargo and McCord shot 4-under-par 68s and Snead closed with a 66 to finish regulation at 14-under 202 on the TPC at Prestancia. Wargo earned $180,000 for his fourth senior title.

Wargo, the 57-year-old former club pro who won the 1993 PGA Seniors’ Championship in his sixth tour start, ended a winless streak dating to the 1995 Dallas Reunion Pro-Am _ a span of 120 tournaments.

Wargo had a one-stroke lead after 15 holes, but missed a short par putt on No. 16. McCord birdied two of the last four holes.

Steve Veriato (66), Doug Tewell (67) and John D. Morgan (67) tied for third at 13-under 203.

Bruce Summerhays held the lead after the first two rounds and shared it with Wargo for most of the final round.

But Summerhays, who shot a course-record 10-under 62 in the first round, bogeyed four of the final eight holes for a 74. He tied for eighth at 11-under 205.

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