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Short fires 64, win Quebec City Championship



Quebec City, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Wes Short, Jr. fired an 8-under 64 on Sunday and he came from behind to win the Quebec City Championship.

Short, who picked up his first Champions Tour title, ended at 15-under-par 201. He did win the 2013 Champions Tour Q School, but his last official victory was at the 2005 Michelin Championship at Las Vegas on the PGA Tour.

"I looked over and actually I kind of thought I was going to be in the lead or tied with Scott (Dunlap) going to the last hole. Then I looked over there and he had made eagle, so now I'm one behind so now I have to birdie the last hole to get into a playoff or he's going to win," explained Short. "I hit a very nice hybrid in there, and it's a nice situation to know even if I miss it I was going to have another chance to get in a playoff to win. Like I said, at that time, (the hole) started looking like a five-gallon bucket."

Dunlap matched Short's 64 at La Tempete Golf Club and he grabbed second place at minus-14.

Second-round co-leaders Brad Faxon and last year's winner Esteban Toledo posted matching 71s. They shared third place at 11-under-par 205. Kirk Triplett (68) and Jim Carter (68) were one stroke back at minus-10.

David Frost (68) was joined in seventh place by Jay Haas (70) and Loren Roberts (71).

Short got off to a slow start with eight consecutive pars to open his round. He began to make his move at the par-5 ninth, where he got up and down for birdie from a greenside bunker.

The 50-year-old made it two in a row as he birdied the 10th. Short rolled in a 25-footer for birdie on the 12th to move to 10-under.

Short's eagle putt on the 14th lipped out, but he tapped in for birdie. He poured in a 35-footer for birdie on the 16th, and that gave him a share of the lead with Dunlap.

At the par-3 17th, Short's tee ball stopped 20 feet from the hole and he drained his birdie putt from there. After Dunlap eagled 18 to grab a 1-shot lead, Short putt the icing on the cake as he converted an 8-foot eagle effort at the last to seal the win.

"It was slow in coming, that's for sure. The first eight holes I parred, and I get to No. 9 and I hit a hybrid in the sand trap and then hit it out to about six feet and I felt like that was a very important putt to make. I made it," Short said. "Then it seemed to open the floodgates because then I birdied 10, I hit a really good drive and 6-iron in there."

Dunlap got his round going with birdies on the first and fourth. After four pars in a row, he made eagle on the par-5 ninth en route to making the turn at 10-under.

The Boeing Classic winner birdied the 10th and 12th to grab a 1-shot lead. Dunlap, who was playing two groups ahead of Short, parred five in a row from the 13th. Dunlap briefly took the lead at 14-under as he made eagle at the last, but it wasn't enough.

"Well, thinking back a couple weeks ago in my comment after getting a win, you can play winning golf and not hoist the trophy. In any given week, there's probably two or maybe three guys who play well enough to win, but sometimes you just get beat," Dunlap said. "I know Wes had some back problems and he's on the mend and he would like to play the rest of the tournaments this year so I knew he was motivated this week. He can shoot some low scores, so it's not surprising and I'm happy for him, that's good stuff."

NOTES: Short earned $240,000 for the win and he'll move inside the top 20 on the money list with the victory ... Dunlap posted his fourth top-10 finish in his last seven starts ... After a week off, the tour heads to Hawaii for the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship, where Mark Wiebe beat Corey Pavin in a playoff last year.

09/07 19:06:02 ET

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