Former world No. 1 Murray returned to action following a seven-month injury layoff at the charity event organised by his brother Jamie this week.
Ward took Murray's place in the playoff match and lost 6-3, 7-5 to Norrie.
"It has been a long week and a great week," Evans said. "All the players have loved it -- that's the truth. Everyone has been raving about the tournament.
"It was pretty much like a Tour event this week. I didn't think it would be this big but it turned out really well."
On Saturday, Murray warned that the ATP's revised calendar is not safe for players, who will be forced to skip major events due to the crammed schedule.
He also suggested he will skip the tournament in Cincinnati to get his preparations for the U.S. Open in order.
Information from Reuters was included in this report.