Gossett takes Deere Classic by one stroke

Posted: Monday, July 30, 2001

SILVIS, Ill. -- David Gossett earned a spot on the PGA Tour on Sunday, closing with a 5-under-par 66 for a one-stroke victory over Briny Baird in the John Deere Classic.

Gossett, the 1999 U.S. Amateur champion, is the first player to win using a sponsor exemption since Tiger Woods in the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational. The former University of Texas star earned $504,000 and gained a tour exemption through 2003.

Giant Eagle LPGA Classic

VIENNA, Ohio -- For the second year in a row, Dorothy Delasin overcame a four-stroke deficit and Se Ri Pak in the final round to win the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic on Sunday.

Delasin shot a 7-under 65 -- the lowest round of the day on the Squaw Creek course -- to pass both Pak and Tammie Green on the back nine and collect the first-place check of $150,000.

State Farm Senior Classic

HUNT VALLEY, Md. -- In a duel between the top two money winners on the senior tour, Allen Doyle made a 4-foot par putt on the third playoff hole to beat Bruce Fleisher in the rain-soaked State Farm Senior Classic.

Doyle, the Ford Senior Players winner this month, shot a 5-under 67 to match Fleisher (69) at 11-under 205. Doyle earned $217,500 to move within $40,590 of Fleisher on the money list.

Senior British Open

NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland -- Australia's Ian Stanley won the Senior British Open on the first hole of a playoff with two-time champion Bob Charles of New Zealand.

Stanley, who missed a 3-foot putt to win on the 72th hole, holed a 2-footer for par when they replayed the 18th in the playoff. Charles drove into a bunker and made a bogey.

Stanley shot a 69, and Charles closed with a 68 fir 6-under 278 totals. Jack Nicklaus, playing in the tournament for the first time, shot a 69 to tie for third, three strokes back.

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