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Nielsen rallies to win at En-Joie

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) - Lonnie Nielsen has won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Nielsen shot a 9-under 63 on Sunday to beat Fred Funk and Ronnie Black by three shots for his first Champions Tour victory of the year and second of his career.

Nielsen, who turns 56 on Monday, finished at 21-under 195, a record for the tournament. That was three shots better than the mark set by 2008 winner Eduardo Romero.

Funk (69) entered the final round with a three-shot lead over Nielsen, Romero (73), and Black (66). It was the first time in four tries that Funk failed to win when leading entering the final round.

Romero (74) finished 11 shots behind.

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