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Weekley snaps drought

Mon., May 27, 2013

Boo Weekley finished No. 1 in a PGA Tour tournament for the first time in 5 years. (Associated Press)
Boo Weekley finished No. 1 in a PGA Tour tournament for the first time in 5 years. (Associated Press)

Boo Weekley made three consecutive birdies in the middle of his round to take the lead at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, and finished with a 4-under-par 66 on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory in five years.

Weekley never trailed after those birdies on Nos. 8-10, which came about the same time Scott Stallings made double bogey at No. 15 to drop out of the lead.

At 14-under 266, Weekley finished a stroke ahead of Matt Kuchar, the second- and third-round leader who closed with a 68. Defending Colonial champion Zach Johnson, who also won at Hogan’s Alley in 2010, shot 66 to finish third at 12 under for his first top-10 finish this season.

Both of Weekley’s previous wins were at Harbour Town, in 2007 and 2008.

Stallings finished with a 66 to tie for fourth at 11 under with John Rollins (68) and Matt Every (69).

Senior PGA

Kohki Idoki erased a five-stroke deficit against a fading Kenny Perry with room to spare, charging to a two-stroke victory in the Senior PGA Championship in St. Louis.

It was the third bitter final-round major tournament failure for the 52-year-old Perry, who led by three strokes with six holes to play but settled for a second-place tie with Jay Haas.

The 51-year-old Idoki closed with a 6-under 65 to finish at 11 under at Bellerive Country Club to become the first player to win the tournament on his first attempt since Michael Allen in 2009.

Former Pullman resident, Kirk Triplett, shot a final-round 68 to finish at 6-under 278.


South Korea’s Ilhee Lee won the Bahamas LPGA Classic for her first title, finishing with a 5-under 42 for a two-shot win over Irene Cho in the 36-hole tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Lee finished at 11-under 126. Cho shot a 7-under 40.

Former University of Idaho golfer Kayla Mortellaro finished at 1-under 136. Kim Welch, a former WSU golfer, wrapped up with a 2-over 139, and Edwall, Wash., resident Wendy Ward finished 7-over 144.

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Michael Putnam won the Mexico Championship for his second career Tour title, closing with a 6-under 66 at at El Bosque for a two-stroke victory in Leon, Mexico.

Putnam finished with a 13-under 275 total and earned $126,000 to jump from 11th to first on the money list with $246,234. The 29-year-old former Pepperdine player also won the 2010 Utah Championship.

Wes Roach, Alex Prugh of Spokane and South Korea’s Whee Kim tied for second. Roach had a 70, and Prugh and Kim shot 72.

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