Pullman native Kirk Triplett wins first Champions Tour event

Updated: August 5, 2012

Pullman native Kirk Triplett won the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach for his first Champions Tour title, making an early eagle and closing with a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Mark McNulty.

Triplett, the three-time PGA Tour winner making his eighth start on the senior tour after turning 50 in March, finished at 10-under 206. He opened with a 70 at Pebble Beach and had a 70 at Del Monte on Saturday to enter the final round four strokes behind leaders Tom Kite and Brad Bryant.

Triplett won the 2006 Chrysler Classic in Tucson, Ariz., for his last PGA TOUR title, and took the News Sentinel Open last August to become the oldest winner in the history of the Web.com Tour, then known as the Nationwide Tour.