Flesch wins Mitsubishi after 38-hole day

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DULUTH, Ga. (AP) Steve Flesch needed 38 holes Saturday to win the Mitsubishi Electric Classic for his first PGA Tour Champions victory.

The 50-year-old Flesch won with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff with Scott Parel at TPC Sugarloaf in the event completed a day early because of forecast rain and lightning. Bernhard Langer dropped out on the first extra hole.

"You never know if you're ever going to win again," Flesch said. "Honestly, it's been harder than I anticipated winning on this tour. The guys are so good. That Langer guy is hard to beat."


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