April 14, 1986 |
Patty Sheehan sank a birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to hold off Pat Bradley by one stroke and capture the $200,000 Kyocera Inamori tournament. Sheehan held a three-stroke lead after nine holes, but Bradley pulled into a tie when the leader made her second bogey of the day by three-putting the par-4 15th. The two matched pars on the 16th and 17th holes before Sheehan sank an 18-foot putt for a three on the par-4 18th for the victory at the 6,391-yard Bernardo Heights Country Club course.
December 5, 1986 |
Juli Inkster and Tom Purtzer shot an 11-under-par 61 to tie a tournament record and take a four-stroke lead Thursday in the first round of the $650,000 J.C. Penney mixed golf tournament at Largo, Fla. Inkster, winner of four events this season on the LPGA Tour, and Purtzer, who won $218,280 on the PGA circuit, played a near flawless round on the 6,957-yard North Course at Bardmoor Country Club to equal the tournament record set by Hollis Stacy and Jerry Pate in 1977.
July 20, 1986 |
Pat Bradley, rookie Deb Richard, Cindy Hill and Val Skinner moved into a tie for the lead at 211 Saturday as scores soared in the third round of the $275,000 Boston Five golf tournament at Danvers, Mass. Bradley, the LPGA money leader with $314,497 this year, struggled to a two-over-par 74 in windy, overcast weather on the 6,008-yard Tara Ferncroft course. Richard, runner-up for the NCAA championship while at the University of Florida, fired a 73.
November 14, 1987 |
Defending champion Andy Bean shot a three-under-par 69 Friday for a 200 total and a one-stroke lead over Sandy Lyle after three rounds of the $600,000 Kapalua International golf tournament at Kapalua, Hawaii. Bean was three shots clear of the field starting the third round, but Lyle, a former British Open champion from Scotland and the 1984 winner of this event, made up two strokes on the last three holes and finished with a 67 and a 201 total.
April 30, 1989 |
Al Geiberger and Harold Henning held onto their lead in the $650,000 Legends of Golf at Austin, Tex., Saturday by shooting an eight-under-par 62 in the third round. The pair opened the tournament with consecutive 61s and have been on top since the first round. Their 54-hole total of 184 gives them a two-shot lead over first-round co-leaders Bob Charles and Bruce Devlin. Charles and Devlin shot their second 61 on the 6,367-yard, par-70 Onion Creek Club course. Their three-round total was 186. Three teams were tied for third in the two-man, better-ball event.
August 1, 1993 |
Fuzzy Zoeller came on strong on the back nine and grabbed a share of the lead when Nick Price bogeyed two late holes in Saturday's third round of the $1.1-million Federal Express-St. Jude Classic at Memphis, Tenn. Price took the lead with four birdies on the front nine but fell within Zoeller's reach when he three-putted the 14th and hit a four-iron approach wide on the 17th. Zoeller surprised himself with a 40-foot birdie putt from the edge of the green on the par-4, 430-yard 13th.
May 23, 1986 |
Canadian Dan Halldorson used a burst of five birdies in six holes to edge past host Jack Nicklaus and take a one-shot lead Thursday in the first round of the Memorial golf tournament at Dublin, Ohio. Halldorson shot a seven-under-par 65 in something approaching privacy, while Nicklaus was trailed by a vast gallery of old friends and former neighbors as he put together his 66.
June 20, 1988 |
Shirley Furlong defeated Sherri Turner on the first sudden-death playoff hole Sunday to win $45,000 in the LPGA's $300,000 Lady Keystone Open at Hershey, Pa. Furlong's bunker shot on the 401-yard first playoff hole left her with only a tap-in for par and the victory. Turner ended the hole with a bogey 5. She took a drop when her second shot landed in ground under repair just off the green, her chip stopped short and her 9-foot par putt slid past the hole.
April 7, 1996 |
That rarest of golf fowl, a double-eagle, propelled Jack Nicklaus into contention Saturday in the third round of The Tradition, the Senior PGA Tour's first major tournament of the season. Nicklaus, who finished with a 65, was four under par at the turn, birdied the 11th hole then gobbled up Hale Irwin's lead with two monstrous shots on the 12th hole of the Cochise Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.
December 4, 1987 |
Fulton Allem of South Africa, the least-known of the eight golfers in the Million Dollar Challenge, shot a six-under-par 66 Thursday to take the lead in the chase for the richest prize in golf history at Sun City, South Africa . Allem, a last-minute replacement for countryman Mark McNulty, who has pneumonia, won the first of four $50,000 prizes for the best round each day. Aside from these bonuses, only the winner will get a check Sunday--for $1 million.