Originally created 05/24/04

Scotland's Simon Yates wins in South Korea



SEOUL, South Korea -- Scotland's Simon Yates shot a 2-under par 70 Sunday for a one-stroke victory in SK Telecom Open.

Yates finished at 9-under 279, with South Korea's Charlie Wi (72) and Canada's Rick Gibson (71) at 280 in the Asian Tour event. Yates entered the fourth round one stroke behind Wi.

Fred Couples closed with a 71 and was five strokes behind the leader. Defending champion K.J. Choi of South Korea finished at 289.