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Suzann Pettersen of Norway poses with her trophy after winning the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
BLACKSBURG - Ryan Mondy confessed he felt "sick as a dog" in Saturday's first round of the Allegheny Amateur Championship.
Mondy walked the dog in Sunday's final 18 holes at Blacksburg Country Club.
Posting the low score in the regular-division field for a second straight day, the 19-year-old Virginia Tech freshman carded another 3-under-par 68 to cruise to a five-shot victory over runner-up Justin Young of Roanoke.
It marked Mondy's second triumph in three years in the annual late-summer shootout staged on his home course. He won his first one in 2011.
"It's a great feeling," said Mondy, feeling more chipper following the win. "My mom [Bernadette] was able to be there and seeing all the people out supporting me was a great feeling."
Much better than 24 hours earlier. Following his 68 on Saturday that left him tied with Young for the lead, Mondy fled the course for some serious time in the rack. Feeling better Sunday, he got some help from a fading Young in the final nine holes to snap a tie for the lead through 27 holes and waltzed home a decisive victor.
"I think it's allergies ... they've just been really at it," Mondy said. "I got this little headache thing in the throat, and just feeling kind of dizzy and stuff like that. I got up early [Saturday] and I was kind of feeling it. I just got through [Saturday] and took a nap after I finished and felt better [Sunday]."
Mondy, last year's VHSL Group AA champion for Blacksburg High School, recorded 11 birdies to go with five bogeys. After each leader turned in 2-under 34 Sunday, Young hit some loose shots coming in and settled for a back-side 4-over 39 for 73. Mondy came home in 34.
"I made a lot of putts," he said. "I made a few 20-footers. That's not normal for me so that felt pretty good. I didn't make too many mistakes. It was a pretty solid tournament."
Tazewell's Charlie Green captured the senior title in a marathon playoff. Green parred the sixth extra hole to outlast Salem's Jack Allara. Lexington's David Brogan, who shot 68 to forge a three-way tie at 144 through 36 holes, was eliminated on the first hole of the playoff.
Blacksburg's Mac McClelland fired a final-round 72 to record a come-from-behind triumph in the super senior class.
Rain postpones BMW finish
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Jim Furyk will have to wait one more day to try to end three years without a PGA Tour victory.
The final round of the BMW Championship was suspended Sunday because of steady rain that left too much water on Conway Farms. Furyk has a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker.
Pettersen wins Evian title
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France - Suzann Pettersen of Norway beat teenage star Lydia Ko of New Zealand by two shots to win the Evian Championship on Sunday and clinch the second major title of her career.
Pettersen had a 3-under 68 to finish with a 10-under total of 203 .
Luiten wins KLM Open in playoff
ZANDVOORT, Netherlands - Joost Luiten beat Miguel Angel Jimenez on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the KLM Open for his second European Tour title of the year.
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