GOLF ROUNDUP : This Time, Alfredsson Finishes Like Winner
Playing nearly flawless golf Sunday, Helen Alfredsson was a four-stroke winner of the LPGA Ping-Welch’s Championship.
Exactly one week earlier, she cried as her lost weekend of golf ended. Seven holes into Saturday’s third round of the U.S. Women’s Open, Alfredsson led by six strokes. She played the next 11 holes in 8-over-par and trailed by two. The misery continued the next day when her 77 left her tied for ninth.
Sunday, Alfredsson finished with five birdies.
The Swede shot a bogey-free 66 to win at 14-under 274. Pat Bradley, with a 68, and Juli Inkster, with a 69, were second at 278.
Dicky Pride, who started the final round tied for the lead with two others, defeated Hal Sutton and Gene Sauers with a 20-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., his first victory on the PGA Tour.
He advanced to the playoff by sinking a 25-foot birdie putt on 18.
Lee Trevino shot a seven-under-par 65 to win the Northville Long Island Classic at Jericho, N.Y., with a tournament-record 200, his seventh victory on the Senior PGA Tour this year.
Janice Moodie of Scotland won the final hole to clinch a 9-9 tie with the United States, allowing the Britain-Ireland team to retain the Curtis Cup at Ooltewah, Tenn.