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Scott Wins Booz Allen Classic
By Gene Wang
Sunday, June 27, 2004; 7:20 PM
POTOMAC, Md.--Adam Scott continued his magnificent run through the Booz Allen Classic by shooting a closing 68, including briefly getting to 22 under on the back nine, to win the tournament at TPC at Avenel by four shots over Charles Howell III. It was third win for Scott on the PGA Tour and seventh overall. Scott also plays on the European PGA Tour.
Howell made things interesting on the back nine with a run of five straight birdies that dropped him to 18 under. Meantime, Scott bogeyed No. 13, adn the lead that began at six dropped to two.
"Yeah, I was getting a little nervy there on the back nine after I missed that birdie putt on 13," Scott said. "I really needed to make that one, I felt, to stay three clear. Three is quite a lot, but two isn't. Two is just a birdie and a bogey."
Scott then left no doubt after birdieing three of his next four holes to all but settle the issue when Howell bogeyed No. 17. Howell completed his round in 17 under, and 2003 champion Rory Sabbatini was alone in third at 15 under.
"Yeah, it was close," Howell said. "Starting as far back as I did today, it's nice to play golf with nothing to lose. That's the mentality that I had. I knew it was going to take a great round for me and take a little bit of helpf from Adam, and it looks like it got pretty darned close there for a bit."
Tim Herron, who made an eagle 2 at No. 15, Bo Van Pelt and Arron Oberholser finished tied for fourth at 12 under, and Alex Cejka and Olin Browne each wound up 11 under.
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