Second round leader Kevin Sutherland entered the final 18 holes with a 2-stroke lead. Sutherland couldn't keep his game in high gear with bogey's on 10, 12 and 14. He did close out the day with a long birdie ending play at 9-under.
Third round leader David Frost who was disqualified last year for moving a little rock, experienced more drama on the 17th hole on Sunday.
"I think I hit my career shot on that hole and as I marked my ball, I picked the ball up and it just fell out of my hand and hit the coin and the coin shifted, "stated Frost.
Frost watched his two shot lead over Tom Lehman evaporate to one after he was assessed a one-stroke penalty on the par-3 17th after officials ruled he was negligent.
Frost didn't panic after the bogey. He dropped a 5-foot par putt on the par-4 18th, closing out with a 4-under 68...10-under for the tournament.
That set the stage for 2011 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Champion Tom Lehman. He was in position to force a playoff on 18 following a great approach shot.
Golf fans in the grand stands and in the gallery watched with anticipation as Lehman putted for birdie.
Lehman closed with a 70...one shot behind David Frost.
The 55-year-old South African claimed the 240-thousand dollar first-prize check.
"I didn't want to watch Lehman so I went to the driving range and kept myself busy, "stated Frost.