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Lehman Overcomes Two-Stroke Deficit With Late Birdie Putts

Tom Lehman birdied the last two holes to overtake Craig Parry in a one-shot victory Sunday at the Colonial National Invitation in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lehman caught the front-running Parry with an 18-foot birdie putt on 17, then went in front with a 30-footer on the final hole.

The latter sent him romping around the green in a victory canter - a la Hale Irwin in the 1990 U.S. Open at Medinah - with both arms raised in triumph.

The 36-year-old Lehman, a graduate of the Ben Hogan Tour, acquired his second PGA Tour triumph with a 271 total, nine under par on the Colonial Country Club course.

Pullman’s Kirk Triplett shot a 70 to finish at 282.

Dottie Mochrie, shut out during the first nine holes, pocketed a record $290,000 over the final nine to emerge as the overall winner in the LPGA Skins Game in Frisco Texas.

Alison Nicholas shot a par round of 72 and survived a late challenge from Barb Mucha en route to a three-stroke victory in the LPGA’s $550,000 Corning Classic in Corning, N.Y.

Welshman Mark Mouland, winless since 1988, had an eagle and six birdies for a third-round 65 and a share of the lead with Bernhard Langer in the $1.44 million European PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England.

 
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