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Weekley just outside world top 50 after Verizon Heritage win

Boo Weekley won the Verizon Heritage as an amazing Monday finish unfolded at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Weekley chipped in for par on both the 17th and 18th holes leaving Ernie Els requiring to hole his second shot from 150 yards on the 18th for a tie. Els secured runner-up position as his second shot came to rest just 18 inches from the hole. Weekely climbs 60 places to world number 55, while Els remains at world no. 5, moving up on no. 4 Phil Mickelson.

Austrian Markus Brier shot a final-round of 4-under-par 67 to win the Volvo China Open by five strokes at Shanghai Silport GC. Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland (69), Andrew McLardy of South Africa (70), and Scott Hend of Australia (71) all tied for second at 279. Brier improves his Official World Golf Ranking by 89 positions to 142.

The 2007 Japan Golf Tour is underway with a victory for Yui Ueda at the Token Homemate Cup at the Token Tado Country Club in Nagoya. Ueda jumps to world number 272, a rise of 298 places.

This week's other winners were John Kimbell at the South Georgia Classic on the Nationwide Tour and Adam Bland at the San Jose International Open on the Canadian Tour.

April 16, 2007


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