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GOLF ROUNDUP

Palmer rallies for victory

November 03, 2008|Associated Press

Ryan Palmer rallied from a rules mistake and pulled himself out of a seven-way tie to win the PGA Tour Ginn sur Mer Classic on Sunday at Palm Coast, Fla.

Palmer, who was at No. 143 on the money list with two tournaments left, had to call a penalty on himself and made bogey on the 10th hole, then took double bogey on the next hole with a tee shot into the water. But he rebounded with two birdies, including one on a 10-foot putt on the 18th hole for his second career victory, finishing at seven-under 281.

Michael Letzig, the 54-hole leader, needed a birdie on the par-five 18th to force a playoff. But his wedge spun 35 feet down the slope and he had to settle for par and a 73 to finish one shot behind.

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Bean cruises

Andy Bean breezed through 32 holes of play to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Sonoma, Calif., by nine strokes over Gene Jones. After finishing the last 14 holes of the rain-delayed third round, Bean then shot a final-round 66 to finish at 20-under 268 and earn $442,000 of the $2.5-million purse. Jay Haas finished in 16th place at four-under 284 but earned the Schwab Cup for the second time in three years as the winner of the Champions Tour's season-long points competition and claimed a $1-million annuity. . . . . American Candie Kung shot a three-under 69 to win the LPGA Kolon Championship by one shot over Australian Katherine Hull at Incheon, South Korea. Kung, who was born in Taiwan, finished at six-under 210 and collected $240,000 for the win.

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