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Langers edge the Floyds

By Times Staff
Published December 5, 2005

ORLANDO - Stefan and Bernhard Langer won the Father/Son Challenge Sunday, combining for 11-under 61 and a one-stroke victory over five-time event champion Ray Floyd and son Robert.

Stefan Langer, a 15-year-old high school freshman, hit a 3-wood from 216 yards to 20 feet on the 528-yard, par-5 18th, where the duo two-putted for birdie and $200,000 in the Champions Tour-sanctioned scramble event.

The Langers totaled 24-under 120. Stefan became the youngest winning son in the event's 11-year history. Ray Floyd Jr. was 21 when he won the inaugural Father/Son in 1995.

LPGA: Ai Miyazato closed with par 72 - the only time in five rounds she failed to break par - for a 12-shot victory at the qualifying tournament in Daytona Beach. The 20-year-old Japanese star shot 17-under 343 to finish with the largest margin of victory since Q-school began in 1973. Twenty-four players earned their tour cards, including 17-year-old Morgan Pressel (70-357), who tied for sixth. Orlando's Naree Song (71-364), Kelly Lagedrost of Brooksville (73-364) and Clearwater's Jenny Gleason (73-364) earned non-exempt status.

IN OTHER TOURNAMENTS: Jim Furyk won the Sunshine Tour's Nedbank Challenge in a four-way playoff, making a 9-foot birdie chip on the second extra hole in Sun City, South Africa. Furyk shot par 72 to finish at 6-under 282 along with Adam Scott (73), Retief Goosen (72) and Darren Clarke (69). ... Colin Montgomerie shot par 70 for 9-under 271 to win the Hong Kong Open by one over South Africa's James Kingston, who squandered a one-shot lead with double bogey on the final hole of the European/Asian PGA event. ... Australia's Robert Allenby birdied the final hole for 5-under 67, 18-under 270 and a one-stroke win over countryman Mathew Goggin (63) in the Australian PGA at Coolum.

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