Sluman and Faxon win Legends of Golf team event

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- After finishing second twice, Jeff Sluman finally won the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf with a new teammate.

Sluman, a two-time runner-up with Craig Stadler at the Champions Tour's team event, partnered with Brad Faxon for a one-stroke victory Sunday at the Club at Savannah Harbor.

The duo had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch in the middle of their round to get to 23-under and made par on their final four holes to hold on for the win.

Gene Sauers, playing in his hometown, teamed with Kenny Perry to finish tied for second with Fred Funk and Mike Goodes at 22-under. Stadler and Kirk Triplett were among eight teams to finish another shot back in a tie for fourth.

The tournament's 54-hole leaders, Jay Don Blake and Roger Chapman, shot a 71 in their final round to finish in a tie for 16th, five shots back.