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Lietzke holds lead, wins U.S. Senior Open

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Bruce Lietzke began the day with a four-shot lead and played efficient, if unspectacular, golf to hold off Tom Watson and win the U.S. Senior Open on Sunday.

Lietzke's 2-over 73 was a far cry from his round of 64 Saturday but it was enough to give him his first major championship in 53 tries. He finished with a 7-under 277, two shots better than Watson, who had an even-par final round.

After putting out for a bogey on the closing hole, Lietzke was hugged by his wife, Rose, who had flown up Sunday morning from the family's home in Dallas. Lietzke collected $470,000 for the win.

Argentina's Vicente Fernandez, who shot a 64 in the second round, was one shot behind Watson in third at 280.

They were the only golfers in the 156-player tournament to finish below par.

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Watson, the first-round leader after a 65, never made a serious charge as he and Lietzke eyed each other in the same pairing. Lietzke all but ended Watson's chance to win when he rolled in a 7-foot eagle putt on the par-5 eighth hole to expand his lead to six shots.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

U.S. Senior Open

At Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio

Purse: $2.6 million

Yardage: 6,983; Par: 71

Sunday/Final round

Bruce Lietzke, $470,000 69-71-64-73 ; -- 277

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; Tom Watson, $280,000 66-72-70-71 ; -- 279

; V. Fernandez, $176,651 73-64-71-72 ; -- 280

; Fuzzy Zoeller, $111,387 71-71-74-69 ; -- 285

; Allen Doyle, $111,387 72-69-71-73 ; -- 285

; Wayne Levi, $83,877 73-73-71-70 ; -- 287

; Mike McCullough, $83,877 70-73-72-72 ; -- 287

; Lanny Wadkins, $70,360 75-73-71-69 ; -- 288

; Andy North, $70,360 77-70-70-71 ; -- 288

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; Tom Jenkins, $60,117 74-71-75-69 ; -- 289

; Craig Stadler, $60,117 78-69-70-72 ; -- 289

; Morris Hatalsky, $48,553 73-76-73-68 ; -- 290

; Jim Dent, $48,553 74-71-75-70 ; -- 290

; Tom Kite, $48,553 72-73-74-71 ; -- 290

; J. M. Canizares, $48,553 76-70-73-71 ; -- 290

; Gil Morgan, $48,553 73-74-70-73 ; -- 290

; Bob Murphy, $39,831 74-73-75-69 ; -- 291

; Ed Dougherty, $39,831 74-71-75-71 ; -- 291

; R.W. Eaks, $31,697 76-69-77-70 ; -- 292

; Des Smyth, $31,697 73-74-74-71 ; -- 292

; Stewart Ginn, $31,697 76-72-72-72 ; -- 292

; Raymond Floyd, $31,697 75-74-71-72 ; -- 292

; Dan Halldorson, $31,697 73-73-72-74 ; -- 292

; Rodger Davis, $31,697 73-71-72-76 ; -- 292

; Gary Groh, $23,904 74-75-75-69 ; -- 293

; Jack Nicklaus, $23,904 77-73-74-69 ; -- 293

; Mark McCumber, $23,904 75-72-71-75 ; -- 293

; Fred Gibson, $19,961 76-73-72-73 ; -- 294

; Graham Marsh, $19,961 71-72-73-78 ; -- 294

; J.C. Snead, $17,371 70-77-76-72 ; -- 295

; Isao Aoki, $17,371 74-75-74-72 ; -- 295

; Jim Thorpe, $17,371 76-74-73-72 ; -- 295

; Jay Sigel, $17,371 73-75-72-75 ; -- 295

; Hubert Green, $17,371 76-75-69-75 ; -- 295

; Bobby Wadkins, $14,801 76-72-76-72 ; -- 296

; Jim Ahern, $14,801 74-74-76-72 ; -- 296

; Pete Oakley, $14,801 77-72-75-72 ; -- 296

; Bill Rogers, $14,801 75-75-74-72 ; -- 296

; John Harris, $14,801 75-72-76-73 ; -- 296

; John Bland, $12,760 77-73-74-73 ; -- 297

; Larry Nelson, $12,760 71-75-76-75 ; -- 297

; Joe Inman, $12,760 76-74-69-78 ; -- 297

; Bob Gilder, $11,231 75-73-77-73 ; -- 298

; Bruce Fleisher, $11,231 74-75-76-73 ; -- 298

; Don Pooley, $11,231 72-73-76-77 ; -- 298

; Doug LaCrosse, $10,212 78-70-72-79 ; -- 299

; Mike Smith, $9,193 77-74-75-74 ; -- 300

; Ed Fiori, $9,193 76-75-74-75 ; -- 300

; Ed Brooks, $9,193 76-73-75-76 ; -- 300

; Dana Quigley, $8,066 73-74-80-74 ; -- 301

; Gary McCord, $8,066 73-75-79-74 ; -- 301

; Mark Pfeil, $7,753 76-71-79-76 ; -- 302

; Kurt Cox, $7,558 77-72-78-76 ; -- 303

; Gary Player, $7,116 73-78-77-76 ; -- 304

; Bobby Cole, $7,116 75-73-78-78 ; -- 304

; Doug Tewell, $7,116 73-76-75-80 ; -- 304

; Will Frantz, $7,116 76-71-76-81 ; -- 304

; Jay Overton, $6,673 72-79-79-75 ; -- 305

; Seiji Ebihara, $6,673 79-71-75-80 ; -- 305

; Steve Veriato, $6,497 80-71-81-74 ; -- 306

; Toms fires final-round 64

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- David Toms shot a 7-under 64 and won the St. Jude Classic by three strokes for his second victory in eight weeks.

Toms, who won the Wachovia Championship in May, picked up his ninth PGA Tour victory in a town where his swing teacher lives and he visits for duck hunting.

He couldn't have looked much more comfortable in a final round that had five players tied atop the leaderboard early.

He started a stroke behind Sweden's Richard Johnson, a tour rookie, but Johnson couldn't keep pace as everyone attacked the TPC at Southwind course by going low in nearly perfect conditions.

Toms separated himself from the pack with an eagle, eight birdies and three bogeys for a 264 total and the $810,000 prize.

Nick Price tied his career-low round with a 62 to finish second at 267. Bob Estes, who won here in 2001, shot a 65 and was tied with Fredrik Jacobson (67) and Johnson (69) at 268.

PGA TOUR

St. Jude Classic Scores

At TPC at Southwind, Memphis, Tenn.

Purse: $4.5 million

Yardage: 7,030; Par: 71

Sunday/Final round

David Toms, $810,000 68-67-65-64 ; -- 264

; Nick Price, $486,000 73-67-65-62 ; -- 267

; Bob Estes, $234,000 67-70-66-65 ; -- 268

; F. Jacobson, $234,000 66-67-68-67 ; -- 268

; R. Johnson, $234,000 64-66-69-69 ; -- 268

; Ben Crane, $156,375 70-68-64-67 ; -- 269

; Lee Janzen, $156,375 68-66-67-68 ; -- 269

; David Peoples, $139,500 65-66-70-69 ; -- 270

; Hank Kuehne, $112,500 68-68-69-66 ; -- 271

; Fred Funk, $112,500 71-69-65-66 ; -- 271

; Jay Haas, $112,500 64-70-69-68 ; -- 271

; Kirk Triplett, $112,500 67-67-69-68 ; -- 271

; Chris DiMarco, $112,500 68-70-65-68 ; -- 271

; Stephen Ames, $81,000 68-71-68-65 ; -- 272

; John Senden, $81,000 71-68-66-67 ; -- 272

; Tim Herron, $81,000 68-68-65-71 ; -- 272

; Robert Damron, $67,500 65-73-70-65 ; -- 273

; Robert Allenby, $67,500 70-70-67-66 ; -- 273

; John Huston, $67,500 67-63-73-70 ; -- 273

; Matt Kuchar, $46,928 72-68-67-67 ; -- 274

; Vance Veazey, $46,928 69-67-70-68 ; -- 274

; Scott McCarron, $46,928 69-70-67-68 ; -- 274

; David Gossett, $46,928 66-67-71-70 ; -- 274

; Chris Riley, $46,928 69-66-68-71 ; -- 274

; Dicky Pride, $46,928 69-67-67-71 ; -- 274

; Notah Begay III, $46,928 68-71-64-71 ; -- 274

; Ben Curtis, $33,300 72-67-71-65 ; -- 275

; Pat Bates, $33,300 68-67-70-70 ; -- 275

; Craig Barlow, $33,300 70-68-67-70 ; -- 275

; J.J. Henry, $27,945 70-70-69-67 ; -- 276

; Willie Wood, $27,945 71-69-68-68 ; -- 276

; Mike Grob, $27,945 68-70-69-69 ; -- 276

; Brandel Chamblee, $27,945 72-65-68-71 ; -- 276

; Glen Day, $27,945 71-69-65-71 ; -- 276

; Garrett Willis, $22,185 68-70-71-68 ; -- 277

; Greg Chalmers, $22,185 68-71-69-69 ; -- 277

; Jose Coceres, $22,185 69-69-68-71 ; -- 277

; Kevin Sutherland, $22,185 71-68-67-71 ; -- 277

; Esteban Toledo, $22,185 71-70-65-71 ; -- 277

; Tim Petrovic, $17,100 70-68-73-67 ; -- 278

; Tommy Armour III, $17,100 69-68-72-69 ; -- 278

; Jim Carter, $17,100 69-68-70-71 ; -- 278

; Mike Heinen, $17,100 70-71-67-70 ; -- 278

; Loren Roberts, $17,100 72-69-66-71 ; -- 278

; Joel Edwards, $17,100 69-69-65-75 ; -- 278

; Kenneth Staton, $12,757.50 69-71-70-69 ; -- 279

; Anthony Painter, $12,757.50 69-72-68-70 ; -- 279

; Brad Elder, $12,757.50 68-71-68-72 ; -- 279

; Aaron Barber, $12,757.50 70-69-68-72 ; -- 279

; Cameron Beckman, $11,070 68-71-70-71 ; -- 280

; Darron Stiles, $11,070 64-74-68-74 ; -- 280

; Andrew Magee, $11,070 68-71-67-74 ; -- 280

; Aaron Baddeley, $10,368 67-74-74-66 ; -- 281

; Danny Ellis, $10,368 70-68-74-69 ; -- 281

; Dean Wilson, $10,368 68-73-71-69 ; -- 281

; Dennis Paulson, $10,368 66-70-73-72 ; -- 281

; Thomas Levet, $10,368 73-67-67-74 ; -- 281

; Kent Jones, $9,945 67-69-75-71 ; -- 282

; Heath Slocum, $9,945 69-70-72-71 ; -- 282

; Len Mattiace, $9,945 67-71-72-72 ; -- 282

; Scott Simpson, $9,945 69-67-73-73 ; -- 282

; Jason Gore, $9,630 71-70-73-69 ; -- 283

; Brent Schwarzrock, $9,630 69-72-71-71 ; -- 283

; Jay Williamson, $9,630 69-71-70-73 ; -- 283

; Keith Fergus, $9,405 69-72-74-69 ; -- 284

; Kelly Gibson, $9,405 70-69-73-72 ; -- 284

; Chris Anderson, $9,180 68-71-75-71 ; -- 285

; Doug Barron, $9,180 73-68-72-72 ; -- 285

; Neal Lancaster, $9,180 73-67-72-73 ; -- 285

; Robert Gamez, $8,955 73-68-75-70 ; -- 286

; Steven Alker, $8,955 69-72-70-75 ; -- 286

; David Edwards, $8,820 68-71-70-78 ; -- 287

; John E. Morgan, $8,685 69-71-79-69 ; -- 288

; Paul Azinger, $8,685 67-72-70-79 ; -- 288

; Andy Bean, $8,550 69-69-71-80 ; -- 289

; Troy Matteson, $8,460 74-67-75-74 ; -- 290

; Frank Lickliter II, $8,370 71-70-76-75 ; -- 292

; Duffy Waldorf, $8,280 68-71-80-75 ; -- 294

; Stanford wins wire-to-wire

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Angela Stanford set a torrid pace early and played error-free golf the rest of the way to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic, her first championship as a pro.

Stanford, who led or shared the lead after all three rounds, shot a 6-under par 65 to finish at 16-under par, three shots ahead of late-surging Becky Morgan.

Annika Sorenstam, who came into the final round four shots off the pace, was unable to mount a challenge, finishing with a 72.

Stanford bested a 144-player field that included former winners Sorenstam and Juli Inkster, as well as 13-year-old phenom Michelle Wie.

The 25-year-old Stanford, of Saginaw, Texas, is in her third year on tour but hadn't won an event. Her best finish last year was second.

Starting the round at 10 under, she picked up four strokes on the first three holes, sinking a tricky 5-foot downhill putt on No. 1, a 30-footer for birdie at No. 2 and making eagle on the par-5, 475-yard third hole.

Then, with Morgan and Lorie Kane charging up the leaderboard, Stanford carded 12 consecutive pars before sealing her victory with birdies on Nos. 16 and 17.

LPGA TOUR

Tour Shoprite Classic

At Seaview Resort Bay Course

Galloway Township, N.J.

Purse: $1.3 million

Yardage: 6,071; Par: 71

Sunday/Final round

a-amateur

Angela Stanford, $195,000 65-67-65 ; -- 197

; Becky Morgan, $120,196 68-66-66 ; -- 200

; Lorie Kane, $77,323 68-67-66 ; -- 201

; Juli Inkster, $77,323 66-67-68 ; -- 201

; Kate Golden, $54,291 69-67-68 ; -- 204

; P. Meunier-Lebouc, $40,801 73-63-69 ; -- 205

; Heather Bowie, $40,801 67-68-70 ; -- 205

; Tonya Gill, $29,503 68-72-66 ; -- 206

; Jeong Jang, $29,503 69-68-69 ; -- 206

; Joanne Morley, $29,503 67-67-72 ; -- 206

; Deb Richard, $23,098 69-69-69 ; -- 207

; Miriam Nagl, $23,098 68-69-70 ; -- 207

; Laura Diaz, $23,098 65-71-71 ; -- 207

; Penny Hammel, $18.623 69-71-68 ; -- 208

; Angela Jerman, $18.623 69-69-70 ; -- 208

; Annika Sorenstam, $18.623 70-66-72 ; -- 208

; Michele Redman, $18.623 67-66-75 ; -- 208

; Janice Moodie, $15,706 70-69-70 ; -- 209

; Soo Young Moon, $15,706 69-70-70 ; -- 209

; Johanna Head, $15,706 68-71-70 ; -- 209

; Tina Barrett, $14,083 72-71-67 ; -- 210

; Catriona Matthew, $14,083 69-70-71 ; -- 210

; Mitzi Edge, $14,083 69-69-72 ; -- 210

; Marnie McGuire, $12,108 70-72-69 ; -- 211

; Brandie Burton, $12,108 69-72-70 ; -- 211

; Jeanne-M. Busuttil, $12,108 68-72-71 ; -- 211

; Paula Marti, $12,108 68-71-72 ; -- 211

; Diana D'Alessio, $12,108 67-66-78 ; -- 211

; Nancy Scranton, $9,016 75-68-69 ; -- 212

; Marilyn Lovander, $9,016 74-69-69 ; -- 212

; Rosie Jones, $9,016 70-72-70 ; -- 212

; Jennifer Rosales, $9,016 74-67-71 ; -- 212

; Jean Bartholomew, $9,016 73-68-71 ; -- 212

; Leigh Ann Mills, $9,016 72-68-72 ; -- 212

; Eva Dahllof, $9,016 68-72-72 ; -- 212

; Natalie Gulbis, $9,016 73-66-73 ; -- 212

; Hiromi Kobayashi, $9,016 71-68-73 ; -- 212

; Lori Atsedes, $9,016 67-72-73 ; -- 212

; Leta Lindley, $6,211 68-75-70 ; -- 213

; P. Baxter-Johnson, $6,211 70-71-72 ; -- 213

; Audra Burks, $6,211 67-74-72 ; -- 213

; Heather Daly-Donofrio, $6,211 72-68-73 ; -- 213

; Ashli Bunch, $6,211 72-68-73 ; -- 213

; Diane Irvin, $6,211 71-69-73 ; -- 213

; Laurie Rinker-Graham, $6,211 68-72-73 ; -- 213

; Barb Mucha, $6,211 73-65-75 ; -- 213

; Sherri Steinhauer, $4,817 72-71-71 ; -- 214

; Denise Killeen, $4,817 70-73-71 ; -- 214

; Jenna Daniels, $4,817 74-67-73 ; -- 214

; Suzann Pettersen, $4,817 70-70-74 ; -- 214

; Kris Lindstrom, $4,817 65-74-75 ; -- 214

; Ashley Winn, $3,948 76-67-72 ; -- 215

; Beth Bader, $3,948 72-71-72 ; -- 215

; Kristi Albers, $3,948 72-71-72 ; -- 215

; a-Michelle Wie 71-72-72 ; -- 215

; Karen Stupples, $3,948 70-73-72 ; -- 215

; Pat Hurst, $3,948 70-73-72 ; -- 215

; Liselotte Neumann, $3,948 73-69-73 ; -- 215

; Nicole Jeray, $3,948 69-71-75 ; -- 215

; Tina Fischer, $3,238 72-71-73 ; -- 216

; J. Gallagher-Smith, $3,238 71-72-73 ; -- 216

; Wendy Doolan, $3,238 69-73-74 ; -- 216

; Laura Davies, $3,238 68-74-74 ; -- 216

; Pamela Kerrigan, $3,238 67-72-77 ; -- 216

; Lee Ann.Figg-Currier, $2,961 69-74-74 ; -- 217

; Shiho Katano, $2,961 70-72-75 ; -- 217

; Terry-Jo Myers, $2,830 68-75-75 ; -- 218

; Kelly Cap, $2,731 71-71-77 ; -- 219

; Emilee Klein, $2,731 71-70-78 ; -- 219

; Young Kim, $2,632 74-66-80 ; -- 220;

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