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Mark McCumber, playing steady golf all day, won the Hardees Classic on Sunday when Kenny Perry drove into the rough on the final hole and finished with a bogey.

McCumber had a par on No. 18 and closed with a 3-under-par 67 for a total of 15-under 265. It was his second victory of the year, having earlier won the Anheuser-Busch Classic.Perry had tied for the lead with a birdie at the 16th. He and McCumber matched pars on the 17th before Perry faltered.

Perry hit his tee shot on the 18th to the left, off the fairway, down a slope and into high grass behind a large tree. He punched his second shot but it also did not get out of the rough, and his third shot went over the green and again into the rough. He finished with a bogey when his chip came up short.

Perry shot a 68 to finish 14-under.

Two-time defending champion David Frost and Mike Donald finished two strokes behind McCumber at the Oakwood Country Club, which was spared heavy rain for the first time in four days.

McCumber's second shot on 18 landed in the center of the green and he was able to two-putt for the par that gave him the ninth PGA Tour victory of his career.

McCumber joins Nick Price, Jose Maria Olazabal and Mike Springer as multiple winners this year.

Perry, who began the day tied with McCumber at 12-under and trailed by three after five holes, pulled within one with a 13th hole birdie when his approach landed four feet from the hole. He then rolled in a 15-footer on the 16th to pull even at 15-under.

McCumber dropped in a 15-foot birdie putt on the third and had another on the par-3 fifth hole to go 14-under. He followed with five straight pars and then dropped in a birdie on the 11th for a two-shot lead before Perry caught up.

In Saint-Nom-La-Breteche, France, Vijay Singh of Fiji ended a day-long battle for the lead in the Lancome Trophy golf tournament with back-to-back birdies on the 16th and 17th holes Sunday to beat Miguel Angel Jiminez.

"That was a pretty exciting round wasn't it?" Singh said after prevailing by one shot in a final round that featured seven lead changes. "I think that was probably the best round of golf in competition I've ever played."

Singh's 4-under-par 66 gave him a 17-under 263 total for four tips over the 6,741-yard Saint-Nom course. Jiminez closed with a 67 and finished at 264.

Singh hit a 3-iron to the green and made birdie at the par-5 16th, then rolled in a 16-foot putt on No. 17. He drove into a bunker on the 18th, but finessed his way out of trouble and had a tap-in for par.

He earned $158,000 for his sixth victory in Europe and second this year. Jiminez, of Spain, took home a check for $104,000.

Severiano Ballesteros, a four-time winner who made it into the field as a late replacement for Greg Norman, shot 65 to finish third at 265.

Colin Montgomerie, the European prize money champion this season, closed with a 68 and was all alone in fourth place at 270, followed by Jose-Maria Olazabal of Spain and Barry Lane of England , who tied at 272.

Nick Faldo tied for seventh after a 68 left him at 273. Former winner Frank Nobilo from New Zealand and England's Mark Davis were also at 273.

In Indianapolis, Isao Aoki birdied the 17th hole to capture the $700,000 Brickyard Crossing Championship by a stroke Sunday, his second straight victory on the Senior PGA Tour.

Aoki, playing the entire tournament without a bogey, shot a 5-under-par 67 for a two-round total of 11-under 133. The first round was rained out Friday.