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O’Meara Beats Pavin in Kapalua Playoff

United Press International

Mark O’Meara sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole Saturday to defeat Corey Pavin and win the $500,000 Kapalua International golf tournament.

O’Meara, who won $125,000, and Pavin, who took home $72,000 on his 26th birthday, both completed the regulation 72 holes on the 6,879-yard Kapalua Bay Course on the island of Maui in 13-under-par 275.

O’Meara shot a 68, Pavin a 69 in the final round. Each made par on the first two extra holes--the par-4, 397-yard 16th and the par-3, 178-yard 17th

before O’Meara won.

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