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Warren warming up for Nationwide Tour season

1/19/2003

CORONADO, Panama -- Former Clemson player Charles Warren III
won the Panama Open on Saturday, closing with a 1-under 71 for a
one-stroke victory over fellow American Ken Duke.

Warren, who had a double-bogey 6 on the closing hole, had a
4-under 284 total on the Coronado Beach course. He earned $40,000.

''I was really looking forward to competition today,'' said
Warren, preparing for the Nationwide Tour season. ''You never
really know what to expect at the beginning of a new season.''

Duke also finished with a 71.

Argentina's Juan Abbate (72) finished third at 3-under, and
Americans Steve Haskins (72), Jeff Klauk (73) and Mexico's
Alejandro Quiroz (71) followed at 2-under.