GOLF ROUNDUP : Hulbert Ends Long Day With Win

From Associated Press

Mike Hulbert parred the first playoff hole Sunday night to defeat Kenny Knox for the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic title.

The playoff became necessary when both men bogeyed the 72nd hole as darkness approached on Kingsmill Golf Club at Williamsburg, Va.

The round was held up by a 2-hour 20-minute rain delay, and Knox, playing in the final group, did not finish until 8 p.m. EDT.

Both closed with three-under-par 68s and finished four tours of the 6,776-yard layout at 18-under 266, tying the tournament record set last year by Lanny Wadkins.

On the playoff hole, Knox could not reach the green with his approach after his drive went awry. He left his third shot 35 feet from the hole and missed his par putt. Hulbert put his approach 40 feet from the hole and two-putted for the third victory of his career.

The $180,000 winner's check boosted Hulbert's season earnings to $386,514.

Hulbert, one of 14 golfers who had to show up at 8 a.m. to complete their third rounds, ended up playing 21 holes on the day.

Fuzzy Zoeller put together four back-nine birdies in a 65 that left him at 17-under 267.

Nick Faldo shot his second consecutive two-under-par 70 to win the $629,000 Irish Open by three strokes at Killarney.

It was Faldo's first European Tour victory since last year's British Open at St. Andrews.

U.S. Open winner Payne Stewart, tied for the lead after two rounds, shot a final-round 76 and tied for 16th place.

Orville Moody made a clutch bogey putt after hitting into an 18th-hole water hazard, salvaging a two-under-par 70 and a one-stroke victory in the $450,000 Senior tour event at Charlotte, N.C.

Moody's nine-under-par total of 207 edged Dick Hendrickson, who birdied the final hole to finish with a 71 for 208.

Defending champion Bruce Crampton had a closing 71 and Mike Hill shot a 73 to finish another stroke behind.

Beth Daniel overcame a two-stroke deficit with a three-under-par 68 to win the LPGA's $750,000 McDonald's Championship by four shots over Pat Bradley and Sally Little.

Daniel's 72-hole total of 11-under-par 273 at Wilmington, Del., was worth $112,500. That enabled her to pass Betsy King and Nancy Lopez into second place behind Bradley on the all-time LPGA money winning list. Bradley has earned $3,707,690 and Daniel is at $3,245,930.

Daniel started the final round at the 6,398-yard DuPont Country Club course two strokes behind Little, who had a final-round 74. Bradley shot 71.

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