Edward Loar wins Panama Championship



PANAMA CITY (AP) — Edward Loar won the Panama Championship on Sunday for first Nationwide Tour title, closing with a 4-over 74 for one-stroke victory over four players.

The 34-year-old left-hander, four strokes ahead entering the final round, survived a triple-bogey 7 on the seventh hole and had only two birdies in the final round — the last on the par-4 16th.

He finished at 4-under 276 and earned $99,000.

Cameron Percy, Ryan Armour, Luke List and Brian Smock tied for second. Percy finished with a 67, Armour and List shot 68, and Smock had a 69.

Loar, a 6-foot-4 former Oklahoma State player, has two victories on the Asian Tour, winning the 2003 Thailand Open and 2004 Korean Open.