O'Meara edges Peoples for Disney Classic win

October 20, 1991

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Mark O'Meara shot a final-round 8-under-par 64 yesterday to win his first PGA tournament of the season by one stroke over David Peoples in the $1 million Walt Disney World-Oldsmobile Golf Classic.

O'Meara, who spent the week at his home less than a half hour from the tournament site, had led after the first two rounds but was one stroke off the lead entering the final round.

Peoples, another local favorite who grew up in the Orlando area, carded a 65 in the final round, but ran out of birdies in the final four holes.

O'Meara regained a share of the lead on the par-4 ninth hole with an eagle and broke a tie with Peoples with a birdie on the 400-yard 16th hole.

O'Meara picked up a new car and $180,000 for his 21-under-par 267 effort -- pushing his season's earnings to nearly $530,000.

Peoples, who won the Southern Open three weeks ago, won $108,000.

Paul Azinger, who came into the final round with a one-stroke lead, finished third, the fourth consecutive year he has finished in the top five here without a victory.

Azinger shot a 67 yesterday on top of successive 65s, but in the end couldn't overcome his par 72 in the opening round.

Australian Steve Elkington, who shared the first-round lead, finished fourth at 270, following a final-round 67.

Transamerica Seniors

NAPA, Calif. -- Charles Coody followed a first-round 67 with a second-round 66 to take a two-stroke lead at Silverado Country Club.

Coody, with an 11-under par 133, leads Jim Colbert, who shot a 65 for a two-round total of 135.

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