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Michael Allen

Carlos Osorio

SAUCIER, Miss. - Michael Allen rallied to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on Sunday for his fourth Champions Tour title, shooting a 5-under 67 to leapfrog a crowded leaderboard.

Allen started the day two shots behind the leaders, but made five birdies on the front nine to vault into the lead. The 54-year-old navigated windy conditions at Fallen Oak to finish a stroke ahead of Bernhard Langer, who was one of four players who shared the second-round lead.

Allen missed a short putt for par on 18 and had to settle for a bogey, briefly falling into a tie with Langer at 11 under. But Langer made a bogey minutes later on 16, and couldn't make up the stroke on the final two holes.

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Jim Rutledge of Victoria shot a final round 70 to finish in a tie for 27th at 2-under par. Rod Spittle of Niagara Falls, Ont., finished one stroke further back after a round of 71. Spittle was making his season debut on the Champions Tour.

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