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GOLF ROUNDUP : 18th-Hole Birdie by Frost Wins Canadian Open

September 13, 1993|From Associated Press

David Frost, given an opening after the back-nine collapse of Brad Bryant, two-putted for a birdie on the 18th hole Sunday to win the Canadian Open by one stroke at Oakville, Ontario.

The 34-year-old South African scored his seventh PGA Tour victory, closing with a four-under-par 68 for a 279 total on the Glen Abbey Golf Club course.

Fred Couples, who played without a bogey and birdied three back-nine par-fives, had a 69 for a 280.

Frost's 225-yard, five-wood approach over the pond that guards the 18th green set up the birdie that broke a tie with Couples and finished off the best round of the day.

"It's not a shot you want to have to win a golf tournament," Frost said. "But once you've done it, once you've hit it, it's a pretty big relief."

Bryant had a three-stroke lead going to the back nine, but shot a 41 to close with a 74 and finished third at 282.

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Donna Andrews took advantage of Tina Barrett's troubles and overcame a four-stroke deficit with five holes to play to win the Ping-Cellular One Golf Championship by one stroke for her first LPGA victory.

For the second straight year, Barrett barely missed a par putt on the final hole and failed to advance to a playoff in the $450,000 event.

"A game of inches," Barrett said. "It was never more true than today."

Andrews shot a two-under-par 70 for a 54-hole score of eight-under 208. She earned $67,500.

Barrett, who began the day tied for the lead with Betsy King and Brandie Burton at 8-under, had bogeys on three of the last five holes to finish tied for second with Missie McGeorge at 209.

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Bob Murphy became the winner of the GTE North Classic at Indianapolis when rain and lightning forced cancellation of Sunday's final round of the 54-hole tournament.

Murphy finished with a 10-under-par 134. Chi Chi Rodriguez, Dave Hill and Jim Ferree shared second place at 136.

Murphy won $75,000, giving him a record $635,563 for a rookie.

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