Golf Roundup : Inkster Beats Massey, Hill on First Playoff Hole

<i> From Times Wire Services </i>

Juli Inkster parred the first hole of a three-way playoff Sunday at Hershey, Pa., to repeat as champion of the $250,000 Lady Keystone Open and win for the second straight week on the LPGA tour.

The $37,500 first-place prize put Inkster in second place on the LPGA money list this year with $225,000.

Debbie Massey, leading by one stroke going into Sunday’s round, took a bogey 5 on the 18th hole and Inkster and Cindy Hill missed birdie putts to tie at six-under-par 210 over 54 holes.

Inkster and Hill both shot two-under par 70s, while Massey had a 72.


All three players had excellent drives to start the playoff on the 405-yard first hole. Inkster’s second shot, 190 yards with a 4-iron, landed in the middle of the green. Hill pushed her second shot into the gallery, and Massey’s second shot went over the green.

Hill chipped into the trap and took a double bogey. Massey left her chip shot short and two-putted for a bogey.

Inkster, with a 12-footer for birdie, lagged the putt inside two feet and had an easy tap-in for the victory.

Jim Lundstrom of Sepulveda defeated Larry Salk of Rancho Park on the third playoff hole Sunday at Rancho Park to win the 69th Los Angeles City golf championship.


Lundstrom and Salk finished the 72-hole tournament at 289, two strokes ahead of Brian Gaddy of Annandale, who went into the final round with a one-stroke lead but shot a five-over-par 76 Sunday.

Salk had a double bogey on the 17th hole and Lundstrom eagled the 18th to set up the tie for first. Lundstrom then won with a par on the third playoff hole as Salk had a bogey.

Brad Faxon fired a record-tying 29 on the front side to take a three-shot lead and then held off a challenge by Scott Hoch to win the $300,000 Provident tournament at Chattanooga, Tenn.

Faxon, 24, finished with a 7-under-par 63 and a record 261 for the tournament to beat Hoch by one shot. He earned $54,000.


Clarence Rose, who shared the third-round lead with Hoch, finished third at 265.

The win was the first for Faxon in three years on the tour. He was the college Player of the Year for Furman in 1983.