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Eaton wins by 3 on Symetra Tour

3:09 PM, Mar 24, 2013   |    comments
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Winter Haven, FL (Sports Network) - Melissa Eaton closed with an even-par 72 on Sunday to win the Florida's Natural Charity Classic by three strokes.

Eaton finished her first Symetra Tour victory at 10-under-par 206.

The South African wrapped birdies at three and five around a bogey on the fourth at Lake Region Yacht and Country Club. Eaton faltered to a double-bogey on the par-4 eighth to slide to minus-9.

After five straight pars, Eaton stumbled to another bogey at the 14th. Amelia Lewis birdied the 16th to grab the lead at minus-9.

Lewis tripped to bogeys on the final two holes before Eaton made eagle at the last to win by three.

Lewis struggled to a 2-over 74 to end at 7-under 209. She was joined there by Courtney Massey (66) and Sue Kim (67). Caroline Westrup (72) took fifth at minus-6, while Samantha Richdale (74) was one shot back at 5-under 211.

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