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GOLF ROUNDUP : Daniel’s 20-Under Effort Ties Record, Wins Tournament

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From Associated Press

There was little doubt Beth Daniel would win the LPGA Oldsmobile Classic in East Lansing, Mich. The main question was: How many records would she break?

Daniel closed with a four-under 68 Sunday, and her 20-under total tied the LPGA record for 72 holes by Nancy Lopez in the 1985 Henredon Classic at the Willow Creek Golf Club in High Point, N.C., also a par-72 course.

“This is the best that I’ve played,” Daniel said.

Daniel’s total of 268 was four strokes better than Lisa Kiggens and five better than Amy Benz, neither of whom has ever won.

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Daniel also left other marks, breaking the tournament record of 276 by Barb Mucha in 1992.

Daniel had a 63 in the second round, besting Deb Richard’s tournament record by a stroke. Her 36-hole 130 and 54-hole 200 totals also set tournament marks.

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Forget the other 71 holes. Mark Brooks won The Kemper Open on the sixth hole of the final round, when Bobby Wadkins lost his ball and a chance to win his first tournament in 20 years on the PGA Tour.

Brooks won with a 72-hole total of 271, finishing with a two-under 69 that gave him a three-stroke victory over Wadkins and D.A. Weibring in Potomac, Md.

Wadkins led Brooks by one stroke after five holes, but his triple-bogey on No. 6 doomed him.

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Jim Dent added some deft putting to his long driving and overpowered the back nine on the way to a two-stroke seniors victory at the Bruno’s Memorial Classic in Birmingham, Ala.

Dent birdied Nos. 10, 11, 13, 15 and 16 for a 31 over the final nine holes, finishing with a five-under 67 and a 15-under 201 total. Second-round leader Bob Charles shot a 71 and tied for second at 203 with Larry Gilbert and Kermit Zarley.

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