Jenkins wins rain-shortened SAS Championship

Oct 8, 2006 - 9:26 PM CARY, North Carolina (Ticker) - Tom Jenkins did not have to do any work Sunday to extend his winning streak.

Jenkins held a one-shot lead entering at the SAS Championship when Sunday's final round of the $2 million Champions Tour event was canceled by wet conditions.

Jenkins fired a 6-under-par 66 in rainy, cool conditions on Saturday at Prestonwood Country Club to take a one-shot lead. At 10-under 134 after 36 holes, he notched his first victory of the year and has won at least once in five consecutive seasons.

"It feels good to win any time," Jenkins said. "I have great feelings about Prestonwood and the course sets up good for my game and I felt confident even if we played today."

Skies over Prestonwood had cleared Sunday morning, but half an inch of rain overnight on an already wet course made conditions unplayable.

It was the first time since the Bayer Advantage Classic in June 2005 that a Champions Tour event was shortened to 36 holes.

Jenkins finished one stroke clear of Chip Beck and first-round co-leader Loren Roberts, who was denied a chance at his fifth win of the season. Mitch Adcock finished third at 8-under 136, with Jay Haas another shot back.

"It's disappointing but we really couldn't play (Monday) with Houston scheduled," Beck said. "I was looking forward to playing to actually see how I'd do under competition."

Jenkins collected $300,000 and surpassed the $1 million mark in season earnings for the eighth consecutive season while Roberts extended his lead over Haas on the money list to $59,337.

Roberts and Haas also are 1-2 in the Charles Schwab Cup race.






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