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.
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.
March 2, 1987
Laurette Maritz, a senior three-time All-American golfer from United States International University, won the 12th tournament of her collegiate career Sunday, taking the Women's Collegiate Patty Sheehan Golf Invitational at Monterey's Fort Ord Bayonet Golf Course by two shots. Maritz' three-day total of five-over-par 221 tied the tournament record set by Oklahoma State's Val Skinner in 1983. Despite Maritz' performance, USIU, ranked No. 16 in the country, finished 11th in the team competition.