Baird, Cleveland CG14 Black Pearl Wedge And Cleveland CG15 Black Pearl Wedge who jumped to third on the money list, broke away from the pack and took control early Sunday with an eagle on his first hole. He added birdies on Nos. 4 and 5 to open up a five-stroke lead over Tennyson and Isenhour. At that point it all but became a race for second place.
An eagle on the ninth hole moved Baird to 20-under-par, and he cruised through the back nine on his way to his first Tour victory. The closest anyone would get the rest of the day was three strokes when Isenhour birdied Nos. 11 and 12 to move to 17 under. Among the key holes was the 14th, Golf Clubs where Isenhour hit his approach to 6 feet and had a chance to further cut into his opponent's lead. Baird had a 15-footer with a foot of break -- "it broke right into the centre, and when that went in I breathed a little easier," he said.
"I did not want to think of it as a battle between myself and Tripp. As the back nine went on, I found it was hard not to pay attention to Cleveland 588 DSG Wedge Tripp. I didn't pay attention to Tripp until the par-3 14th. From there on, I felt like the Cleveland CG12 Black Pearl Wedge battle was between Tripp and me. I assumed it was and when he doubled 15, I had to assume I was doing pretty good." Isenhour was gracious in defeat.