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First win since '01 for Faxon
By Times wire
Published August 29, 2005
CROMWELL, Conn. - Brad Faxon rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the Buick Championship over South African Tjaart van der Walt, his first victory since 2001.
Faxon tied the course record in regulation with 9-under 61, a personal best. He charged from the middle of the pack starting at 5 under to overtake third-round leader Justin Rose over the closing holes.
Faxon, who made the 36-hole cut on the number, earned $774,000 for his eighth PGA Tour victory.
Van der Walt shot 64 and birdied the final two holes to tie Faxon at 14-under 266 and force a playoff on the 434-yard par-4 18th.
LPGA: Cristie Kerr won the Wendy's Championship for Children in Dublin, Ohio, closing with 3-under-par 69 shortly after Pat Hurst fell from the lead with double-bogey on the last hole.
Kerr finished at 18-under 270, one shot ahead of Bradenton's Paula Creamer and Annika Sorenstam. Creamer, the third-round leader, had 71 and Sorenstam 66, matching the day's low round. Brittany Lincicome of Seminole finished 31st at 9 under, and Tampa's Dawn Coe-Jones and Moira Dunn shot 8 and 3 under, respectively.
SOLHEIM CUP: Nancy Lopez went with veterans for her two captain's picks, selecting Wendy Ward and Hall of Famer Beth Daniel to complete the 12-player team that will face Europe on Sept. 9-11 at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind. Ward was No.13 and Daniel No.14 in the points standings and were chosen over No.11 Dorothy Delasin, No. 12 Heather Bowie and No.15 Stacy Prammanasudh. Kerr is the No.1 player on the list. Also on the team are LPGA rookie of the year Creamer, Laura Diaz, Natalie Gulbis, Hurst, Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones, Christina Kim, Meg Mallon and Michele Redman. Creamer is the first rookie to make the U.S. team. European captain Catrin Nilsmark's team: Laura Davies, Maria Hjorth, Trish Johnson, Ludivine Kreutz, Gwladys Nocera, Sorenstam, Iben Tinning and captain's picks Sophie Gustafson, Carin Koch, Catriona Matthew, Suzann Pettersen and Karen Stupples.
CHAMPIONS: Loren Roberts bogeyed the second playoff hole but still won the Tradition in Aloha, Ore., beating Dana Quigley, who double-bogeyed the par-4 and failed again to win his first major. Quigley's 31/2-foot putt for bogey on No.17 lipped out and Roberts' fell. Quigley shot 4-under 68 to finish at 15-under 273; Roberts made birdie putts on the final two holes to finish 67 and force the playoff.
USGA: Italy's Edoardo Molinari rallied from a three-hole deficit and made a 25-foot birdie putt at the 33rd hole to beat American Dillon Dougherty 4 and 3 and win the U.S. Amateur at Ardmore, Pa. Molinari is the first Italian man to win a USGA title, and the first European to win the Amateur since Harold Hilton in 1911.
EUROPEAN PGA: David Howell won his first title in six years, shooting 7-under 65 to hold off John Daly by a stroke at the BMW International Open in Nord-Eichenried, Germany. Daly closed with 64 and missed a 6-foot birdie on the last hole.
FUTURES: Julieta Granada of Asuncion, Paraguay, shot 4-under 68 for a 10-under 206 total and a one-shot victory at the YWCA Classic in York, Pa. Kelly Lagedrost of Brooksville shot 71-216 to tie for 24th and earn $729. Jenny Gleason of Clearwater shot 74-223 to tie for 57th and earn $233.