CONOVER, N.C. — R.W. Eaks successfully defended his Greater Hickory Classic title, closing with a 1-under 71 in windy conditions Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Tom Jenkins and Tom Kite.

The 56-year-old Eaks had a 16-under 200 total and earned $255,000 for his second victory of the year. He has four Champions Tour victories, all in the last two years.

Jenkins finished with a 75, and Kite shot a 67. Mark McNulty (69), Tom McKnight (70) and Mark Wiebe (71) tied for fourth at 11 under.