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FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Purtzer drives 'Texas wedge' into Colonial

Winner uses putter to cash in his chip

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Tom Purtzer gave a whole new meaning to the golf term "Texas wedge" on the way to his three-shot victory yesterday in the Southwestern Bell Colonial.

Purtzer, 30, long noted as the possessor of one of the most-envied swings on the PGA Tour, set up the fourth victory of his 17-season career with a highly unorthodox stroke from near a bunker on the 13th hole.

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It was a variation on the "Texas wedge," an expression coined for those Depression-era touring pros from Texas who grew up on hard, sun-scorched courses and frequently used the putter from well-off the green.

And it was also, Purtzer suggested, something approaching a minor miracle.

"I couldn't do that again if I threw 1,000 balls in there. I was just trying to get it out, and it was the only shot I had," he said.

His tee shot on the par-3 13th came to rest in an awkward position near the back of a bunker to the right rear of the green.

He couldn't get at it with a sand wedge. So Purtzer turned his Texas wedge into a sand iron.

He went to the putter, ran the ball through the sand and up the far side. It found a little ramp over the lip, went onto the green and plunged into the heart of the hole for a birdie-2.

It was the critical stroke in a round of 6-under-par 64 -- by two strokes the best of the day -- that enabled Purtzer to come from four strokes off the pace and move past 14 players.

Third-round leader Bob Lohr, Dave Edwards and Scott Hoch tied for second at 270.

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Fred Funk of Laurel tied for fifth with Mark Calcavecchia and received $45,600.

8( Tom Purtzer, $216,000 70-66-67-64267 Scott Hoch, $89,600 67-67-70-66270 David Edwards, $89,600 66-68-68-68270

Bob Lohr, $89,600 68-68-63-71270 Mark Calcavecchia, $45,600 65-68-68-70271 Fred Funk, $45,600 65-68-68-70271 Ian Baker-Finch, $36,150 70-65-71-66272 Tom Watson, $36,150 68-66-69-69272

Wayne Grady, $36,150 68-67-67-70272 Stan Utley, $36,150 68-64-69-71272 Scott Simpson, $27,600 70-67-67-69273 Keith Clearwater, $27,600 68-64-69-72273 Jim Hallet, $27,600 66-72-64-71273 Chip Beck, $21,000 71-68-69-66274 Russ Cochran, $21,000 71-66-68-69274 Bobby Wadkins, $21,000 70-67-67-70274

Jeff Sluman, $21,000 68-66-68-72274 Bruce Lietzke, $15,648 66-69-70-70275

Doug Tewell, $15,648 70-70-65-70275 Mike Hulbert, $15,648 67-70-65-73275

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Nolan Henke, $15,648 68-69-65-73275

Gene Sauers, $15,648 66-66-68-75275 Clark Dennis, $10,380 69-70-70-67276 Dan Pohl, $10,380 71-67-70-68276 Wayne Levi, $10,380 67-65-73-71276 Steve Elkington, $10,380 73-69-62-72276 Blaine McCallister, $10,380 68-69-68-71276

Chris Perry, $10,380 66-65-70-75276 Dan Forsman, $7,980 71-70-72-64277 Peter Persons, $7,980 65-70-72-70277

Ed Dougherty, $7,980 68-68-70-71277 Loren Roberts, $7,980 67-66-69-75277 Phil Blackmar, $6,206 69-72-71-66278 Bob Tway, $6,206 73-69-68-68278 Mike Reid, $6,206 69-72-68-69278 Dave Barr, $6,206 68-72-68-70278 Corey Pavin, $6,206 71-66-71-70278 Dan Halldorson, $6,206 67-69-71-71278 David Peoples, $6,206 70-65-69-74278 Curtis Strange, $4,800 70-70-67-72279 Buddy Gardner, $4,800 73-64-70-72279 Larry Mize, $4,800 67-68-71-73279 Steve Pate, $4,800 68-71-68-72279 Davis Love III, $3,628 71-69-70-70280 Duffy Waldorf, $3,628 68-71-71-70280

Robert Gamez, $3,628 70-68-71-71280 Jim Gallagher, $3,628 68-70-70-72280 John Huston, $3,628 69-72-66-73280 Brad Faxon, $3,628 69-68-70-73280 Kirk Triplett, $2,853 69-70-72-70281 Kenny Knox, $2,853 74-65-70-72281 Tom Kite, $2,853 69-71-69-72281 Ken Green, $2,853 69-70-70-72281 Rocco Mediate, $2,853 75-67-66-73281

Robert Wrenn, $2,853 72-67-69-73281 Billy Mayfair, $2,853 67-68-72-74281 Mark Lye, $2,652 66-75-73-68282 Billy Andrade, $2,652 70-72-71-69282 Lanny Wadkins, $2,652 70-69-73-70282 Nick Price, $2,652 72-69-67-74282 Dave Rummells, $2,652 72-67-69-74282 Brian Tennyson, $2,652 70-70-67-75282 Kenny Perry, $2,556 73-69-70-71283 Mike Smith, $2,556 70-71-70-72283 Jerry Pate, $2,484 71-71-74-68284 Tim Simpson, $2,484 71-71-74-68284 Ray Floyd, $2,484 69-69-74-72284 Mark Wiebe, $2,484 69-72-69-74284 Tom Byrum, $2,412 68-71-75-72286 John Mahaffey, $2,412 68-70-74-74286 Bob Wolcott, $2,376 73-69-71-74287 Joey Sindelar, $2,340 74-68-75-71288

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Denis Watson, $2,340 70-72-71-75288 Tommy Armour III, $2,304 73-68-74-78293 Mike Donald, $2,280 69-73-76-77295 Mike Springer, 71-71-69-WD CORNING, N.Y. -- Betsy King shot a 6-under-par 66 to defeat Deb Richard by six shots.

King had six birdies and no bogeys in the final round to finish at 15-under 273 on the par-72, 6,070-yard Corning Country Club course. She won $60,000.

Richard, who had led by three shots going into the final round, had four birdies, three bogeys and two double bogeys for a 3-over-par 75, finishing at 9-under 279.

The title is the 24th in King's career but her first this year. She is the 14th different winner of 14 LPGA tournaments this year.

6& Betsy King, $60,000 69-73-65-66273

Deb Richard, $37,000 68-67-69-75279

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Val Skinner, $21,666 72-69-74-65280 Lynn Adams, $21,666 70-70-73-67280 Colleen Walker, $21,666 69-71-69-71280 Tammie Green, $12,900 68-72-73-69282 Ayako Okamoto, $12,900 69-69-71-73282 Kay Cockerill, $8,560 70-73-74-66283 Pat Bradley, $8,560 72-70-71-70283 Sherri Turner, $8,560 72-68-73-70283 Pearl Sinn, $8,560 70-72-70-71283 Danielle Ammaccapane, $8,560 70-69-71-73283 JoAnne Carner, $5,840 72-73-71-68284 Caroline Keggi, $5,840 70-71-72-71284

Vicki Fergon, $5,840 70-71-71-72284 Kris Tschetter, $5,840 71-71-68-74284 Cathy Morse, $5,840 71-69-70-74284 Cindy Figg-Currier, $4,600 71-74-71-69285 Donna White, $4,600 73-71-72-69285 Katie Peterson, $4,600 72-70-72-71285

Lauri Merten, $4,600 70-70-70-75285

Martha Foyer, $4,600 66-72-72-75285 Anne-Marie Palli, $3,764 76-69-73-68286 Dana Lofland, $3,764 72-73-71-70286 Gina Hull, $3,764 70-76-69-71286

Lisa Walters, $3,764 73-71-70-72286

Carolyn Hill, $3,764 73-71-69-73286 Janet Anderson, $3,110 72-72-74-69287 Mary Beth Zimmerman, $3,110 71-72-75-69287 Amy Read, $3,110 68-75-74-70287 Dawn Coe, $3,110 70-71-76-70287 Lenore Rittenhouse, $3,110 75-69-71-72287 Donna Andrews, $3,110 70-73-72-72287

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Sally Little, $2,296 73-71-76-68288 Kris Monaghan, $2,296 73-74-71-70288 Janice Gibson, $2,296 73-70-75-70288

Cindy Rarick, $2,296 73-73-71-71288 Liselotte Neumann, $2,296 71-74-72-71288 Chris Johnson, $2,296 73-74-69-72288 Shelley Hamlin, $2,296 73-73-70-72288

Heather Drew, $2,296 69-74-72-73288 Shirley Furlong, $2,296 72-72-70-74288 Jane Crafter, $2,296 73-69-69-77288 Missie McGeorge, $1,640 74-72-73-70289 Nancy Ramsbottom, $1,640 72-74-71-72289 Patti Rizzo, $1,640 71-70-76-72289 Nina Foust, $1,640 73-71-72-73289 Jill Briles-Hinton, $1,640 70-72-72-75289 Cathy Johnston, $1,326 74-73-73-70290 Penny Pulz, $1,326 77-69-73-71290 Stephanie Maynor, $1,326 74-71-73-72290 Marci Bozarth, $1,020 74-71-75-71291 Deedee Lasker, $1,020 76-68-75-72291

Tracy Kerdyk, $1,020 73-74-70-74291 Gail Graham, $1,020 72-72-73-74291 Nancy Rubin, $1,020 71-73-73-74291 Barb Mucha, $1,020 75-68-74-74291 Pamela Wright, $1,020 70-75-71-75291 Allison Finney, $700 70-75-75-72292 Alice Ritzman, $700 72-75-71-74292 Lori Garbacz, $700 72-73-73-74292 Karen Davies, $700 74-73-70-75292

Caroline Gowan, $700 72-74-71-75292 Joan Delk, $570 73-74-75-71293 Lori West, $570 73-74-74-72293 Alice Miller, $570 71-75-73-74293 Susan Sanders, $570 71-73-72-77293 Laurie Rinker, $500 68-77-79-70294 Sarah McGuire, $500 73-72-75-74294 Cathy Gerring, $500 73-68-79-74294 Penny Hammel, $443 75-72-75-73295 Ann Walsh, $443 72-75-73-75295 Peggy Kirsch, $443 71-72-72-80295 Michelle Mackall, $410 74-73-77-72296 Kate Rogerson, $410 71-75-77-73296 Susie Redman, $410 71-74-77-74296 Melissa McNamara, $394 74-73-72-78297 Martha Nause, $386 71-76-78-73298 Stephanie Farwig, $374 73-73-78-75299 Nancy Harvey, $374 71-72-77-79299

Michelle Dobek, $363 70-77-79-75301

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Seniors Bell Atlantic Classic

MALVERN, Pa.

MALVERN, Pa. -- Jim Ferree, who led every round, shot a steady 72 to win.

3# Jim Ferree, $82,500 67-69-72208 Jim Colbert, $44,250 71-66-73210 Lee Trevino, $44,250 69-70-71210

Harold Henning, $33,000 71-71-70212 Larry Ziegler, $24,250 73-74-66213 Mike Hill, $24,250 69-74-70213 Babe Hiskey, $18,600 68-74-73215

Rocky Thompson, $18,600 72-69-74215

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Bruce Crampton, $13,784 74-73-69216 Miller Barber, $13,784 72-72-72216 Charles Owens, $13,784 75-70-71216 Dale Douglass, $13,784 72-71-73216 Walter Zembriski, $9,419 76-71-70217 Al Kelley, $9,419 73-73-71217 Don Massengale, $9,419 73-72-72217 George Archer, $9,419 72-72-73217 Dick Rhyan, $9,419 70-73-74217 Gay Brewer, $9,419 76-68-73217 J.C. Snead, $9,419 72-71-74217 Simon Hobday, $6,748 75-72-71218 Larry Laoretti, $6,748 72-73-73218 Charles Coody, $6,748 70-71-77218 Dewitt Weaver, $6,748 73-68-77218 Jim Dent, $6,748 73-68-77218 Butch Baird, $5,708 70-77-72219 Don January, $5,708 73-74-72219 Lee Elder, $4,630 78-72-70220 Agim Bardha, $4,630 72-77-71220 Bob Charles, $4,630 73-75-72220 Chi Chi Rodriguez, $4,630 72-75-73220 Terry Dill, $4,630 73-73-74220 Deray Simon, $4,630 72-74-74220 Ted Naff, $4,630 71-75-74220 Roberto De Vicenzo, $3,444 75-74-72221 Gene Littler, $3,444 73-75-73221 Joe Jimenez, $3,444 71-74-76221 Tommy Aaron, $3,444 75-69-77221 Bob Rawlins, $2,921 73-77-72222 Jim O'Hern, $2,921 75-74-73222 Robert Gaona, $2,921 75-73-74222 Tom Shaw, $2,921 76-71-75222 Ken Still, $2,590 73-75-75223 Billy Maxwell, $2,590 76-72-75223 Jack Kiefer, $2,205 78-75-71224 Bob Erickson, $2,205 73-77-74224 Jack Fleck, $2,205 76-74-74224 Bobby Nichols, $2,205 73-75-76224 Bob Betley, $2,205 74-72-78224 Arnold Palmer, $1,333 79-76-70225 Chuck Workman, $1,333 78-74-73225 Bob Thatcher, $1,333 76-75-74225 Doug Dalziel, $1,333 75-75-75225 Dick Hendrickson, $1,333 73-74-78225 Bob Brue, $1,333 75-71-79225 Lloyd Moody, $500 77-76-73226 Fred Hawkins, $500 74-78-74226 John Brodie, $500 74-78-74226 Dudley Wysong, $500 77-74-75226 Gary Cowan, $500 77-78-72227 Ben Smith, $500 75-80-72227 Rives McBee, $500 76-77-74227 Charlie Sifford, $500 78-73-76227 Howie Johnson, $500 78-78-72228 John Paul Cain, $500 80-74-74228 Mike Fetchick, $500 78-76-74228 Jerry Barber, $500 74-77-77228 Jimmy Powell, $500 77-75-76228 Dan Morgan, $500 76-80-74230 Bob Reith, $500 73-77-80230 Bert Yancey, $500 78-79-75232 Al Balding, $500 78-78-76232 Alton Duhon, $500 76-77-79232 Paul Moran, $500 77-75-80232 Doug Ford, $500 81-79-76236 Art Wall, $500 80-84-73237 Willie Scholl, $500 80-76-84240


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