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Tiger Woods walks along the fourth fairway during the final round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta on Sunday.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
HEXHAM, England - Troutville's Chip Sullivan and his United States PGA Cup teammates have to feel like they let a title slip away Sunday.
So what, they still retained the trophy.
Erasing a five-point deficit in Sunday's final 10 singles matches, the Great Britain-Ireland team collected 7 1⁄2 of a possible 10 points to forge a 13-13 draw in the three-day competition that concluded at Slaley Hall's Hunting Course.
By virtue of the fourth draw in event history, the U.S. continued to hold possession of the Cup. The U.S. owns a 17-5-4 record in the premier international event for PGA club professionals.
Sullivan, who had won two out of a possible three points in the first two days, lost 2 and 1 to Nick Brennan in Sunday's singles.
Dan Greenwood of Lincolnshire, England holed a 5-foot par putt on No. 18 to defeat Matt Dobyns of Glen Head, N.Y., and secure the draw.
Hurst wins VSGA Mid-Amateur
POWHATAN - Veteran Jon Hurst of Fredericksburg, who just regained his amateur status five months ago, broke par for the third straight round Sunday to record a two-shot victory in the 37th VSGA Mid-Amateur Championship at the The Foundry Golf Club.
Hurst, 44, closed with a final-round 1-under-par 71 to give him a 54-hole winning total of 7-under 209 in the event for players 25 and over.
Hardy's Matt Chandler, last year's champion, shot a final-round 71 to tie for fifth at 218. Seven-time winner Keith Decker of Martinsville (74) tied for eighth at 219. Roanoke's Brandon LaCroix (75) tied for 10th at 220, while Justin Young of Roanoke (74) tied for 12th at 221. Roanoker Barry Wirt Jr. (88) tied for 46th at 239.
Woods wins player of year
ATLANTA - Tiger Woods won the PGA of America's points-based award for player of the year on the strength of his five PGA Tour victories, the money title and the Vardon Trophy. Adam Scott would have had to win the Tour Championship and the Vardon Trophy for the race to end in a tie.
Woods had 90 points - 10 points for each of his five wins, 20 points each for the money title and Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average.
Wiebe wins playoff in Hawaii
KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Mark Wiebe birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff and beat Corey Pavin on the second extra hole to win the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship on Sunday.
Quesne claims Italian Open
TURIN, Italy - Julien Quesne of France made five birdies on the back nine to win the Italian Open by one stroke Sunday.
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