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Sorenstam takes title

Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002

VALLEJO, Calif. -- Annika Sorenstam shot a 7-under-par 65 Sunday to pull away from Cristie Kerr and win the Samsung World Championship.

Sorenstam finished with a 22-under 266 at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, six shots ahead of Kerr, who began the day tied with Sorenstam.

Michelob Championship

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Charles Howell III made a clutch up-and-down birdie on the 15th hole and beat Brandt Jobe and Scott Hoch by two shots for his first career victory in the final Michelob Championship.

Dunhill Links Championship

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Padraig Harrington made a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Eduardo Romero and win the Dunhill Links Championship.

Turtle Bay Championship

KAHUKU, Hawaii -- Hale Irwin birdied the first playoff hole to beat Gary McCord and win the Turtle Bay Championship.

Irwin raised his putter and smiled after sinking the winning 8-foot putt at Turtle Bay Resort, where he has won the past two years. He also won the event in 2000, and in 1997 when it was held on Maui and called the Kaanapali Classic.

He was 0-5 in senior playoffs entering the tournament.

With the victory, his fourth of the year, Irwin clinched the Charles Schwab Cup and earned a $1 million annuity.

Dick Mast (71), John Bland (69) and Mike Smith (71) tied for third at 209.



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