Sunday's Golf Capsules

Sep 21, 2009 - 2:24 AM SAN DIEGO(AP)Na Yeon Choi of South Korea lost her seven-stroke lead, then rallied to shoot 1-under 71 Sunday to win the Samsung World Championship, her first LPGA Tour victory.

Choi finished at 16-under 272 and held off runner-up Ai Miyazato of Japan, who shot a 69, the low round of the day at Torrey Pines.

Miyazato took the lead shortly after when Choi three-putted for bogey on No. 14.

Then it was Miyazato's turn to make a mistake. With 203 yards remaining for her second shot, Miyazato's 5-wood approach hit the bank in front of the 18th green and rolled into the water. She dropped in front of the pond but could not get up and down for par.

Choi's second shot on the 18th reached the front left of the green and her third shot came to rest 5 feet below the pin. Choi, who had missed several putts of equal or less distance, converted the birdie for the victory.

Champions Tour=

CONOVER, N.C. (AP) -- Jay Haas overcame a slow start to shoot a 7-under 65, winning his second Greater Hickory Classic by two shots over Russ Cochran and Andy Bean.

Haas, who also won the Champions Tour event in 2005, set a tournament-record of 18-under 198 at Rock Barn Golf and Spa's Robert Trent Jones course. His three-day total broke the mark set by R.W. Eaks in 2007 by one shot.

It also made the 13-time winner on the 50-and-over tour the second repeat winner in the tournament's seven-year history. Eaks won back-to-back titles in 2007 and '08.

Cochran and Bean also shot 65 on Sunday, with Hal Sutton (65) and second-round co-leader Nick Price (68) tied for fourth at 15 under.

PGA Cup=

LUSS, Scotland (AP) - Scott Hebert won all five of his matches, and the U.S. club pros dominated Great Britain & Ireland in singles for a 17 1/2-8 1/2 victory in the PGA Cup.

The Americans won 8 1/2 points from the 10 singles matches, beating by one point their largest margin of victory on foreign soil set in 1983 at Muirfield. The United States has twice won by 12 points playing at home.

Hebert, a former club pro champion from Traverse City, Mich., had a 2-up victory over Jon Bevan to become the only player on The Carrick course at Loch Lomond to win all five of his matches.

Sonny Skinner won the first of 10 singles matches over Barry Taylor to go 4-0 for the week, while Steve Schneiter of Sandy, Utah, also had a 1-up victory for a 4-0 record.

European Tour=

OBERWALTERSDORF, Austria (AP) - Rafael Cabrera-Bello of Spain shot a course-record 11-under 60 to win his first European Tour title by one stroke over Benn Barham at the Austrian Open.

Cabrera-Bello was in seventh place overnight, trailing leader Barham by eight strokes. He overtook the Englishman with 11 birdies to finish at 20-under 264.

Cabrera-Bello missed an eagle putt on No. 18 that would have given him a European Tour record 59 that would have matched the best score ever on the PGA Tour.

Barham bogeyed the par-4 third in a 2-under 69. Soren Hansen of Denmark was two strokes back, placing third for the second straight week.






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