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American senior golfers Jeff Sluman and Fred Funk teamed to win the Champions Tour’s 2014 Legends of Golf on Sunday, and Jim Colbert and Jim Thorpe topped the Legends Division for players 65 and older.

Sluman and Funk finished with a 6-under 48 at rainy Top of the Rock, the first par-3 course used in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event, to beat Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen by a stroke.

Sluman holed a 6-foot par putt for the victory on the final hole.

The winners finished at 20-under 159. They opened with an 11-under 61 in better-ball play on the regulation Buffalo Ridge course and had a 50 on Saturday on the par-3 layout.

Sluman also won last year, teaming with Brad Faxon in Savannah, Georgia.

Funk was quick to return the complement.

Sluman won for the sixth time on the Champions Tour, and Funk for the ninth.

Haas and Jacobsen, the second-round leaders, shot 50. Haas missed an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole of the day.

Sluman and Funk had a 1-under 26 in the opening alternate-shot nine and closed with a 5-under 22 in the best-ball nine.

Craig Stadler and Kirk Triplett closed with a 52 to finish third at 14 under, the Kentucky duo of Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry was 13 under after a 49.

In the nine-hole Legends finale, Colbert and Thorpe had a 4-under 23 in better-ball play for a three-stroke victory over Bruce Fleisher and Larry Nelson. Colbert and Thorpe finished at 11 under for 45 holes.

Last year, Colbert won the then-Demaret Division for players 70 and older, teaming with Bob Murphy.

Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player were fifth at 5 under.

Sluman and Funk each earned $230,000, and Colbert and Thorpe got $60,000 each.

Source PGA Tour

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