Inkster wins Chik-Fil-A

Posted: Monday, May 06, 2002

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (-- Juli Inkster overcame an extended layoff to win the rain-plagued Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, shooting a 6-under 66 Sunday for a two-stroke victory.

Inkster returned to the course for the first time since Friday afternoon, having waited through two days of incessant rain that forced the tournament to be reduced from 54 to 36 holes.

The 41-year-old LPGA Hall of Famer overcame a two-shot deficit at the start of the round to earn the 27th victory of her career with a 12-under 132 total on the Eagles Landing course.

Compaq Classic

NEW ORLEANS -- K.J. Choi became the first South Korean winner in PGA Tour history, closing with a 5-under 67 for a four-stroke victory in the Compaq Classic.

Choi earned the $810,000 winner's check with a 17-under 271 total, holding off a number of challengers in ideal scoring condition at on the English Turn course.

Geoff Ogilvy and Dudley Hart came the closest, finishing with 68s to tie for second at 14-under 275. John Cook (66), Chris DiMarco (68), Mike Sposa (68) and Dan Forsman (70) were 13 under.

Bruno's Memorial Classic

HOOVER, Ala. -- Sammy Rachels made a 10-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Dana Quigley to win the Bruno's Memorial Classic.

Rachels, who closed with a 5-under 67 to match Quigley at 15-under 201, earned $210,000 for his first victory of the season and third on the Senior PGA Tour.

Rachels holed the winning putt on the 17th hole after Quigley missed an 18-footer and tapped in for par. Both players birdied the 18th hole to begin the playoff.

French Open

VERSAILLES, France -- England's Malcolm Mackenzie broke a 508-event winless streak on the PGA European Tour, closing with a birdie for a one-stroke victory in the French Open.

Mackenzie shot an even-par 72 for a 14-under 274 total on Le Golf National's Albatross Course. South Africa's Trevor Immelman (72) finished second.

Virginia Beach Open

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Cliff Kresge holed a 45-foot eagle chip on the second hole of a playoff with Arron Oberholser to win the Buy.com Tour's Virginia Beach Open.

Kresge, who earned $76,500 for his first Buy.com Tour title, closed with a 1-under 71 to match Oberholser (70) at 11-under 277 on the TPC of Virginia Beach.

Oberholser was lining up an 18-foot birdie putt when Kresge made the eagle chip to end the tournament.



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