& Lonard win at Hyundai|
Rich Beem and Peter Lonard defeated defending
champions Fred Couples and Mark Calcavecchia 2 and 1 to win the PGA portion of
the $1.2 million Hyundai Team Matches Sunday.
Couples birdied the first
two holes to go 2-up.
``I thought it was going to be a very humiliating
and a short day,'' Lonard said. ``Then we birdied the third hole after it looked
like they were going to win that hole, too.''
Beem and Lonard birdied all
five of the par-3s and added five more birdies. They never trailed again on the
Golf Links at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa.
``Peter made most
of them and I contributed a few,'' Beem said. ``We complemented each other very
Beem and Lonard split $200,000.
Lorie Kane and Janice Moodie
successfully defended their championship by defeating Juli Inkster and Dottie
Pepper 3 and 2 in the LPGA matches.
Inkster and Pepper, trying to win for
the fifth time, managed six birdies, but fell behind early when Kane and Moodie
birdied six of the first eight holes.
Kane and Moodie carded nine birdies
and no bogeys in the 16-hole match.
``I usually like the end of the year
and the first of the year,'' Kane said. ``Maybe it has something to do with my
being Canadian. If you look at my record overall you'll see that I usually have
a lull during the summer months.''
Inkster chipped in for birdie on the
16th, but Moodie answered with a 5-foot birdie to win.
well and I made my share of birdies,'' Moodie said. ``We just had them on different
holes. That's something you have to do in match play.''
Dana Quigley chipped
in from a green side bunker on the par-4, 17th to close out Jim Thorpe and John
Jacobs 2 and 1. Quigley and Allen Doyle successfully defended their Senior PGA
``Our goal last year was to win so they'd have to invite us back
again this year,'' Doyle said. ``So we made that our goal again this year.''
third place, Jerry Kelly and Chris Smith defeated Peter Jacobsen and Scott McCarron
2-up in the PGA Tour; Doug Tewell and Bruce Lietzke beat Bruce Fleisher and David
Graham 4 and 3 in the Senior Tour; and Beth Bauer and Grace Park defeated Laura
Diaz and Heather Bowie 1-up in the LPGA.
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