Bogeyman bites Coleman on final hole

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:15 AM ET

Vince Coleman did a lot of stealing during his base-running days in the majors, but yesterday on the golf course he was in more of a giving mood.

Standing on the 18th tee with a one-shot lead, Coleman handed the inaugural Grant Fuhr Celebrity Classic to pitcher Shawn Rawley with an unfortunate and untimely double bogey.

"I'm going to 18 with a one-shot lead. All I had to do was get it down," said Coleman, whose 75-74-149 total tied him for second with Fuhr.

"It was wet and I couldn't get the feel for it in my hands. I hit it right into the woods, chipped out, three putted and the rest is history."

He doubled, while Rawley (71-77-148) lagged a 40-foot putt to three inches for a tap in par, and the win in the pouring rain at Blackhawk.

"I'm not a very good rain player at all," said Rawley, a regular winner on the Celebrity Players Tour. "I'd just as soon go in (to the clubhouse). It was a tough situation. Our hands were wet, our gloves were all wet. My hands slipped a couple of times.

"It took a lot of perseverance and patience and I have neither of those. I don't know how I was able to pull it off."

Fuhr, who opened with a 78 on Saturday, settled down to post the low round of the day.

"It was a little miserable out there," he said. "And it's a tough course. Every miss seems to turn into a bogey."

He says he never once paid attention to the leaderboards.

"I have no idea where I stood and I like it that way."

Columbus Blue Jacket winger Jason Chimera was in fourth for a while, three shots off the lead, but made a double and triple down the stretch to fall to eighth (77-78-155).


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