Calvin peete included six birdies in his six-under-par 65 and came from two strokes off the pace to easily win the $200,000 Pensacola (Fla.) Open by seven strokes.
Peete, getting his fourth victory this year, finished the four rounds on the par-71, 7,133-yard Perdido Bay Country Club course at 16-under 268. Rookie Hal Sutton, who led after three rounds, shot a 74 and finished tied for second at 275 with Don Halldorson, who had a closing 67. The $36,000 first prize increased Peete's 1982 earnings to $317,361 and made him the tour's fourth-leading money-winner.
Prior to this season, Peete, 39, had one career victory -- the 1979 Greater Milwaukee Open -- and $385,390 in career earnings. Peete's fifth career victory marks the most by a black player on the tour. Lee Elder of Washington has won four.
The margin of victory equaled the largest on the tour this season, matching Peete's seven-shot victory in the B.C. Open last month and Craig Stadler's victory in the Tucson Open. Peete won the Greater Milwaukee Open and Anheuser-Busch Classic in Williamsburg, Va., in addition to the B.C. Open.
David Graham withstood a late surge by Severiano Ballesteros to win the Lancome Trophy Tournament of Golf Champions in Paris for the second year in a row. Graham shot a final-round 70 to finish at 12-under-par 276, two strokes ahead of Ballesteros, who shot 69.
Stadler, the leading money winner on the U.S. PGA circuit, carded a five-under-par 67 and finished third at 280. Arnold Palmer, 53, was another stroke back at 281, after shooting his second straight 68, along with Sandy Lyle.
Miller Barber and Dan Sikes were declared cochampions when heavy rain forced cancellation of the Hilton Head (S.C.) Seniors International for the second straight day. Barber and Sikes were both at six-under-par 138 after 36 holes. The $150,000 purse was reduced 25 percent to $112,000. Barber and Sikes took home $15,000 each and third-place money of $7,500 went to Don January, who finished at 139.