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GOLF ROUNDUP : Waldorf Wins in Texas; Scots Win at St. Andrews

October 23, 1995|From Associated Press

Duffy Waldorf blew away the field to win his first PGA title and runner-up Justin Leonard earned a chance to play for the big money next week.

Waldorf shot a seven-under-par 65 Sunday for a six-stroke victory in the $1-million Texas Open at San Antonio. His 20-under total earned him $198,000.

Leonard, who had a final-round 68, collected $118,000 for finishing second and that moved him from 33rd and into the top 30 on the money list for the year and into the select field for the $3-million Tour Championship to be held next week at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla.

Loren Roberts, the first-round leader who was 31st on the money list, finished in a tie for third at eight-under 280 with John Mahaffey and John Morse. The $57,200 prize was enough to move Roberts into the top 30.

Jeff Sluman and Hal Sutton were 29th and 30th on last week's money list.

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Andrew Coltart's ace and Sam Torrance's persistence earned Scotland its first Dunhill Cup in 11 years when it downed Zimbabwe, 2-1, spoiling a record-breaking effort by Nick Price at St. Andrews, Scotland.

Price set the record for the best five rounds in one championship at the home of golf and still went home a loser.

The Zimbabwean star went around the Old Course in 67, 68, 68, 69 and 68 for a 20-under aggregate of 340. That was five better than the record shared by Mark Calcavecchia in 1989 and Fred Couples two years ago.

But the Dunhill Cup is a team event, and he and his colleagues, Tony Johnstone and Mark McNulty, were second best.

"I'm disappointed with the result but not with the performance," said Price, who defeated Colin Montgomerie by six shots.

Coltart fired his ace at the 178-yard eighth hole en route to a 67 and a four-shot victory over Johnstone. Torrance pulled away from McNulty at the 12th and went on to a two-shot victory with a 68.

The Scottish trio took home $150,000 apiece, double the payoff to the Zimbabweans.

In the semifinals, Scotland defeated Ireland and Zimbabwe ousted Spain, both by 2-1 scores.

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