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.
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.
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.