GOLF ROUNDUP : Sindelar's Par Is Enough to Beat Wood in Playoff

From Associated Press

Joey Sindelar parred the first playoff hole to defeat Willie Wood and win a $1-million PGA tournament Sunday at Coal Valley, Ill.

After both golfers hit their second shots into the rough on the par-four 16th hole, Sindelar chipped to within a foot of the cup while Wood's shot went six feet past the cup. Wood missed his attempt for par before Sindelar holed the short putt for the victory.

They finished the tournament tied at 12-under-par 268 after Wood shot a 69 and Sindelar a 66.

Sindelar, two groups in front of Wood, sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to go 12-under. Wood, who held the lead most of the round, had a bogey on the 17th to fall into the tie.

Patty Sheehan sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a one-stroke over Danielle Ammaccapane in an LGPA event at Portland.

Sheehan, who won for the 24th time in her 10-year professional career and for the fourth time this season, began three strokes off the lead but shot a final round 67 to finish the tournament at 8-under-par 208.

Ammaccapane shot a course record eight-under 64 to storm from seven shots back for her second-place finish at 209.

Rives McBee successfully defended his title in a $300,000 Senior PGA tournament at Lexington, Ky., closing with a 68 for a tournament-record 15-under-par 201 and a four-shot victory over Mike Hill.

McBee, who earned $45,000, bettered the 11-under 197 that Bruce Crampton registered in 1987 when the Griffin Gate Resort course, site of the previous six 54-hole tournaments, played to a par 70.

Tommy Aaron shot a 66 to share third place with George Archer, who closed with a 68, and Harold Henning, who had a 70.

Australian Peter Senior shot a final round, four-under-par 66 to win the European Open championship by one stroke over Ian Woosnam of Wales at Sunningdale, England.

Senior finished with a 54-hole total of 267, 13-under-par, edging Woosnam, who closed with a 67.

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