Clemson’s Stanley makes up for last week’s loss with win

A week after squandering a huge final-round lead, Clemson alum Kyle Stanley took advantage of an epic collapse by Spencer Levin to notch his first PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Stanley shot a 6-under-par 65 to charge from eight shots off the pace and win by one shot over Ben Crane.

Levin, who entered Sunday with a six-shot lead, finished two shots behind Stanley and alone in third place. Levin matched the tour record for the biggest blown lead in the final round.

Stanley had a seven-shot lead at one point in last week’s Farmers Insurance Open but triple-bogeyed the 18th hole and eventually lost in a playoff.

He was flawless Sunday, carding three birdies on each nine in his bogey-free round to finish at 15-under 269.

Levin birdied the third hole but had four bogeys in the next nine holes. After another birdie at the 14th, he had a double-bogey at the par-5 15th.

Crane used a fast start, going birdie-eagle-birdie on Nos. 2-4 to shoot a 66 and wind up alone in second place.

Fellow Clemson alum D.J. Trahan (66) finished another stroke back in fourth while Brendan Steeler (64), Kevin Na (65) and Bubba Watson (70) tied for fifth at 273.

Phil Mickelson struggled early and shot a 73 to win up nine shots off the lead.

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