Parnevik holds on, wins Honda Classic by stroke

Posted: Monday, March 12, 2001

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Jesper Parnevik held on at the Honda Classic, with much of the thanks owed to his pursuers.

Parnevik shot an even-par 72 Sunday, closing at 18 under and beating Mark Calcavecchia, Geoff Ogilvy and Craig Perks by a stroke for his first win this season on the PGA Tour.

Calcavecchia (70), Ogilvy (69) and Perks (66) finished in a three-way tie for third place. Each of the top four finishers bogeyed the par-4 No. 18. Calcavecchia missed a 15-foot putt that would have forced a playoff with Parnevik.

Ty Tryon, a high school sophomore and the second-youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour event, shot a 68 and wound up 10 under in his debut. He finished tied for 39th.

''I can't believe it's over, but at least I had a great round today,'' said Tryon, who would have made $12,480 for his showing but collected nothing because of his amateur status.

Parnevik took a three-stroke lead into the final round at the TPC at Heron Bay, but it was gone at the turn. The 36-year-old Swede, who stands out with his plaid pants, colorful shirts and flipped-up hat bills, trailed Ogilvy by a shot as he approached the par-3 No. 11.

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