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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.


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.


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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