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Leishman, At 14 Under, With First Tour Win At Travelers Championship

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Marc Leishman (Jim Rogash Getty Images)

Marc Leishman (Jim Rogash Getty Images)

By PAT EATON-ROBB,  Associated Press

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) _ Marc Leishman shot an early 8-under 62 and won the Travelers Championship for his first PGA Tour title Sunday when Charley Hoffman blew a two-stroke lead.

Leishman began the day six strokes behind the leaders, but made eight birdies and no bogeys, then sat in the clubhouse for over two hours and watched. The Australian finished at 14-under 266.

Hoffman was 16 under heading to the 17th hole, but pushed his tee shot right and into the water. He made a double bogey, and bogeyed the 18th after failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker.

Hoffman closed with a 66 to tie for second with Masters champion Bubba Watson, who shot a 65.

Leishman became the fifth player in seven years to break through with their first tour win at River Highlands.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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