1985: Corey Pavin wins the Colonial Invitational for his 2nd career win


On this day, In 1985 Corey Pavin shot a two-under-par 68 for a four-shot victory in the Colonial National Invitation tournament.

Pavin, who led by a minimum of three shots throughout the final round, gained the second victory of his brief PGA Tour career. His 266 total was 14 under par and the best score ever posted on the old Colonial Country Club course, which usually is one of the most difficult on the tour. It broke the course and tournament record of 268 set by Lee Trevino in 1978.

Pavin set the record at 130 for 36 holes, tied the record of 198 for 54 holes and, at 25 years old, is the youngest Colonial champion. In three days, a record 97 sub-par scores were posted. Tom Watson set a record for the front nine, 29, in the second round. Joey Sindelar set the 18-hole record of 62 in the third round.

The final 18 holes, however, were dominated by Pavin, who collected three international titles before joining the American tour in 1984. He had a five-shot lead on the first tee and never faltered; at no time over the back nine did anyone get closer than four shots. He did not make a bogey over the final 18. and had only two for the week.

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