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Golf Roundup : This Time, Stephenson 1-Ups Lopez for Victory

September 21, 1987| From Times Wire Services

Jan Stephenson fired a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to edge Nancy Lopez by a stroke and win the $225,000 Safeco tournament at Kent, Wash.

Last weekend, Lopez beat Stephenson by a stroke to win the Cellular One-Ping Championship in Portland, Ore.

Stephenson shot a 72-hole total of 277 and won $33,750.

Lopez started the day three shots behind the leaders and closed with a 67 to finish with 278.

Missie Berteotti, who shared the lead after the second and third rounds, shot a par 72 for 280 to finish third, the best she has done in her two years on the LPGA tour.

Heavy rain forced postponement of the final round of the $600,000 Greater Milwaukee Open, with Gary Hallberg, Dan Pohl, Wayne Levi and Bill Kratzert tied for the lead.

Officials hope to finish the tournament today at Franklin, Wis., despite a threat of more rain.

Hallberg, Pohl, Levi and Kratzert stood at 15-under-par, with Larry Ziegler one shot back.

Larry Mowry, a rookie qualifier, sank a 25-birdie putt on the final hole to win the $325,000 Crestar tournament, his first victory on the PGA Seniors Tour.

Mowry, who shot a 69 last Monday to qualify for the tournament, finished with a five-under-par 67 for a three-day total of 13-under 203. He finished one stroke ahead of Bob Charles and Gary Player.

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