September 23, 1985 |
Hal Sutton sank a 15-foot birdie put on the first extra hole Sunday to beat Mike Reid in a playoff and win the $400,000 Southwest tournament at Abilene, Tex. It was Sutton's second sudden-death win this year. He defeated David Ogrin in a playoff to win the Memphis Open. Reid and Sutton finished 72 holes at 273, 15-under par, after fighting 30 m.p.h. winds that sent scores soaring at the Fairway Oaks Golf Club. Sutton shot a 71 and Reid had an even-par 72.
April 7, 1986 |
Along about 6 p.m. Sunday in Westford, Mass., Pat Bradley's dad began loudly ringing a bell on the back porch of the family home. Pat had won the $430,000 Nabisco Dinah Shore tournament with an eight-under-par 280 and he wanted the neighbors to know, so the bell rang as it had for her 16 previous Ladies Professional Golf Assn. wins. Before long the street was clogged with horn-honking cars. Bradley is 35 now, a veteran of 13 seasons on the LPGA circuit and lives in Marco Island, Fla.
May 23, 1994 |
Betsy King will have to wait at least another week for a chance to make it to the LPGA Hall of Fame. King, who led the Lady Keystone Open by one stroke as final-round play began Sunday, finished with a 73 for a three-under 213, tied for third with Val Skinner, two shots behind winner Elaine Crosby. Laura Davies was second. King has won 29 tour victories, and her 30th will put her in the Hall of Fame.
June 19, 1998 |
Heather Daly-Donofrio, an LPGA rookie who also coaches golf at Yale, gave a lesson in playing wet greens Thursday. She shrugged off the puddles and sloshy ground of the Crestview Country Club to shoot a five-under-par 67 for the first-round lead in the LPGA Friendly's Classic. Val Skinner shot 68. Starting on the back nine, Daly-Donofrio was even par after a bogey at No. 11 and a birdie at No. 12. She picked up three strokes in the middle of her round with birdies on Nos.
October 19, 1986 |
Jane Geddes, this year's U.S. Women's Open champion, will be among eight women pro golfers challenging Greg Norman and other men in the $250,000 Spalding Invitational tournament on New Year's weekend. The non-tour event will be played Dec. 31-Jan 3 on three courses. The women get distance advantages off the tees.