From news services Even without a trophy, Stephen Ames felt he had nothing to prove. Despite a winless season, he already considered this year a success because he revamped his swing to eliminate nagging back issues. He twice contended in majors, when he was tied for the lead on the final day at Oakmont and played in the final group at Southern Hills. One last trip to escape the chill of Calgary turned into so much more Sunday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Ames ran off three straight birdies on the back nine at Disney, the last one a 4-iron that was close to perfect, then saved par from 65 feet away in a bunker on the closing hole for a one-shot victory in the Children’s Miracle Network Classic. “I came down here to work on my golf swing,” Ames said. “Here I am winning an event, which is awesome.” Ames closed with a 4-under 68, and that bunker shot to 3 feet for par on the 18th hole at the Magnolia Course was enough to hold off hard-charging Tim Clark in the final PGA Tour event of the season. Volvo Masters Justin Rose made sure to clinch the European Order of Merit, then added a win at the PGA European event in Sotogrande, Spain, for good measure. Rose secured the Order of Merit by reaching a three-way playoff at Valderrama, where the Englishman rolled in a 12-foot putt at the second extra hole to win the season-ending tournament over Simon Dyson and Soren Kjeldsen. U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera birdied the last hole to win by one stroke and fend off a challenge from Vijay Singh in Singapore. Cabrera shot a 1-over 72 in the final round. Singh started six strokes behind Cabrera but trailed by two shots after only seven holes. Singh missed an eagle from about 20 feet on the final hole, but birdied to finish at 7-under 277. Momoko Ueda became the tournament’s first Japanese winner in nine years, closing with a 5-under 66 that included a double eagle. Ueda finished at 13-under 203 and earned $210,000 for her first LPGA Tour victory. Singapore Open Mizuno Classic Nationwide Tour Championship Wales’ Richard Johnson won the season-ending event to lead the 25 qualifiers for the 2008 PGA Tour, shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Michael Letzig in Lakeside.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!