Couples edges Allen in Mississippi

Fred Couples birdied the final hole of regulation Sunday to earn a one-stroke win over Michael Allen at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Couples, who won for the seventh time on the Champions Tour, closed with a three-under 69. He ended at 14-under-par 202.

Allen fired a bogey-free, six-under 66 to take second place at minus-13.

Jeff Sluman, who shared the second-round lead with Couples, managed a one-over 73 to slide into a share of third at 10-under-par 206. He ended alongside Tom Pernice, Jr. (69).

Bill Glasson (69), Jim Thorpe (72) and Bobby Clampett (71) tied for fifth place at nine-under-par 207 at Fallen Oak Golf Club.