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Cochran forces a playoff but loses to Calcavecchia

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - Mark Calcavecchia won the Boeing Classic on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, beating Russ Cochran with a two-putt birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Calcavecchia and Cochran shot 7-under 65s to finish at 14 under at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

Calcavecchia, a 13-time PGA Tour winner making his 31st career start in two seasons on the 50-and-over tour, almost wrapped up the title on the par-5 18th in regulation, but his lengthy eagle putt came up a few inches short. Cochran, who nearly aced the par-3 17th, made a 12-foot eagle putt on 18 to force the playoff.

In the playoff, Calcavecchia found nearly the same spot on the 18th green as he did regulation, while Cochran pulled his second shot into a greenside bunker. Cochran's bunker shot bounced past the pin into the rough and Calcavecchia was able to two-putt for the title.

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