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Langer wins ACE Group Classic on Champions Tour

Sunday - 2/17/2013, 8:50pm  ET

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Bernhard Langer's second ACE Group Classic title in three years involved a little more drama then he would have preferred.

The German two-putted for par from 50 feet on the 18th to finish at 12-under 204, surviving three bogeys and a double bogey to finish one stroke ahead of Jay Don Blake at TwinEagles' Talon Course.

The winner in 2011 and the runner-up last year, Langer earned his 17th victory on the tour. It's the seventh year the 55-year-old has won at least one tournament on the tour.

"I'm certainly relieved now, having won," Langer said. "It was definitely a grind. I was hoping to come down to the last hole with, whatever, a three-shot lead or something, make it easy."

Blake's 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th looked like it had a chance until the last few feet, when it turned and grazed the edge of the cup.

"I actually thought I had made it, gave it a good effort, but just wasn't good enough," said Blake, who was playing ahead of Langer in the next-to-last group.

Tom Pernice Jr. tied for third with John Cook, who birdied Nos. 16 and 18 for a 68 that left him at 9-under 207. David Frost and Rocco Mediate, a Calusa Pines Golf Club member, tied for fifth at 8-under.

After leading by four early in the round, Langer double-bogeyed No. 4, and later missed a 2
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