Monday, March 24, 2003

Pak soars by Sorenstam

Davis wins Toshiba

The Associated Press

Se Ri Pak needed a big start to beat Annika Sorenstam, and she got it with a pair of front nine eagles. On a course where birdies came in bunches, though, it took a scrambling par to clinch her win. Pak's long par putt after hitting it in the water on the 17th hole kept her in the lead, and she finished with a tap-in birdie on the final hole for an 8-under 64 to win the Safeway Ping by a shot over Grace Park.

Sorenstam struggled with her wedges and putter all day and was never in contention on the back nine. She finished with a 1-under 71, four shots back.

"That's golf," Sorenstam said. "If you play golf long enough you know these things happen."

TOSHIBA CLASSIC: Australian Rodger Davis shot a 3-under-par 68 to win by four strokes at Newport Beach, Calif., his first victory in the United States.

In his 42nd appearance on the Champions Tour, Davis finished at 16-under 196, making good on his prediction that it would take at least 15 under to win.

MADEIRA ISLAND OPEN: Bradley Dredge of Wales won his first European Tour title, capturing the tournament at Santo Da Serra by eight strokes. Dredge, the only top-100 player in the event, closed with a 1-under 71 for a 16-under 272 total. The victory margin was the second highest this season behind Ernie Els' 10-stroke victory in the Johnnie Walker Classic.

"It feels wonderful," Dredge said. "I have waited a long time for this so I will savor it for a few weeks."

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