Haas holds on for Viking Classic win

By Mary Foster/The Associated Press

MADISON — Bill Haas overcame five bogeys in the final round to win the Viking Classic by three strokes on Sunday.

Haas, who never trailed in the tournament, bogeyed the first hole, and had four bogeys on the back nine — including one of the par-5 18th. He also scattered five birdies to finish at 15-under 273 for his second victory of the year.

Michael Allen came as close to being a threat as anyone, tying Haas on No. 12, only to drive out of bounds on the next hole and ending up with a double bogey. He had a 71 and finished at 12 under. Allen, 51, who turned professional in 1984, has now played in 357 PGA tournaments without a victory.

D.J. Trahan (69) and Brendon de Jonge (72) tied for third at 277, and three players finished another shot back.

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