Webb breaks winless streak in LPGA

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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Karrie Webb won her first LPGA Tour title in two years Sunday, rallying from five shots down for a two-stroke victory over Shanshan Feng in the wind-whipped ShopRite LPGA Classic.

The 38-year-old Hall of Famer shot 3-under 68 to win for the 39th time on tour, the most among active players. The Australian had a 4-under 209 total on The Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, tying the highest winning score at the course.

Playing in wind gusting to 25 to 30 mph, Webb had two birdies, an eagle and a bogey, capping the round with a 5-foot birdie at the par-5 final hole.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: In Des Moines, Iowa, Russ Cochran won the Principal Char­ity Classic for his fourth career Cham­pions Tour title, finishing with 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Jay Don Blake.

Cochran finished at 11-under 205 at Wakonda Club. The left-hander, two strokes behind second-round leader Duffy Waldorf entering the day, broke a winless streak that stretched 35 events.

Blake shot 69. He bogeyed the par-3 17th with his first three-putt of the tournament to fall a stroke behind. He had a chance to force a playoff, but his birdie try on the par-4 18th missed.

Augusta native Larry Mize closed with 71 to finished tied for 31st at even par for the event.

WEB.COM TOUR: In Potomac, Md., Michael Putnam won his second title on the tour in two weeks, closing with 2-under 68 for a two-stroke victory in the Mid-Atlantic Championship.

Ex-Georgia star Hudson Swafford, who led after 36 holes, shot 4-over-par 74 to finish 11 shots back of the winner. Aiken’s Kevin Kisner closed with 72 to finish tied with Swafford for 27th.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Stockholm, Finland’s Mikko Ilonen won the Nordea Masters by three strokes to end a six-year victory drought, shooting 3-under 69 to finish at 21-under at Bro Hof Slott.

Former Augusta State golfer Henrik Norlander closed with 68 to finish tied for 11th, eight strokes back.


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