Warren's 67 nabs largest win margin since '78
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario -- Charles Warren shot a 67 Sunday to complete a seven-stroke victory at the Nationwide Tour's Canadian PGA Championship.
The margin of victory was the largest at the tournament since Lanny Wadkins won by 12 strokes in 1978.
Warren charged to the lead with a course-record 65 on Friday and kept pulling away in the final two rounds.
The former Clemson All-America had six birdies during a nine-hole stretch on Sunday and finished four trips around the 7,322-yard public course at 19-under 269.
Dave Christensen (69) and Doug Barron (69) tied for second at 276. David McKenzie (72) finished alone in fourth, eight strokes back of Warren.
"Winning a golf tournament at any level is unbelievable, but winning out here and winning a huge national championship like this is awesome," Warren said. "If I was going pick a feeling and a tournament to win, this would definitely be near the top."
The first-place check of $81,000 also moves Warren to No. 15 on Nationwide money list. The top 20 at the end of the year will earn their PGA Tour cards for 2005.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press