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Choi wins Chrysler Classic

The Associated Press

South Korea’s K.J. Choi won the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro (N.C.) Sunday for his third PGA Tour win, closing with a 6-under 66 for a two-shot victory over Shigeki Maruyama.

It was Choi’s first PGA Tour victory since 2002, when he won two tournaments during a breakthrough season. He finished with a 22-under 266 total, one stroke short of the tournament record set by Jesper Parnevik in 1999.

Maruyama shot a 67. First-round leader Charles Warren, who tied the Forest Oaks Country Club record of 62 before faltering a bit over the past two days, rebounded with a 65 to tie Brandt Jobe (67) and Jason Bohn (70) for third.


South Korea’s Hee-Won Han had a one-stroke lead with 10 holes to play when the final round of the Office Depot Championship in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., was suspended because of darkness.

The 54-hole LPGA Tour event on Donald Trump’s lavish new course along the Pacific Ocean will conclude today. Exceedingly slow play the first three days and a 3 1/2 -hour delay because of dense fog Saturday have plagued the tournament in its first year at Trump National.

Sunday’s suspension was the second in two days.

Han was 9 under through eight holes when play was called. She had a career-best 65 Friday for a share of the lead and added a 68 Saturday.

Scotland’s Catriona Matthew and France’s Karine Icher were tied for second at 8 under.

First-round co-leader Wendy Ward of Edwall, Wash., was tied for 12th at 5-under through 12 holes.

Champions Tour

Hale Irwin won for the fourth time this year to push his Champions Tour-record victory total to 44, capping a back-nine run with an eagle in a two-stroke victory over Tom Jenkins and Bob Gilder in the SAS Championship in Cary, N.C.

The 60-year-old Irwin played the back nine in 6-under 31 for a 6-under 66 and a 13-under 203 total on the Prestonwood Country Club course. He birdied Nos. 10, 12, 13 and 15 and reached 13 under with a 25-foot eagle putt from the collar on the par-5 17th.

Gilder closed with a 71, and Jenkins shot a 70.

Craig Stadler, the 2004 winner, shot a 69 to finish fourth at 10 under.

Dunhill Links Championship

Colin Montgomerie birdied the final hole to win the Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland, by a stroke, rallying from a five-shot deficit for his first victory in his home country since 1999.

Montgomerie closed with a 1-under 71 on the Old Course for a 9-under 279 total. England’s Kenneth Ferrie (77) was second.

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