Killeen Mean Winning Machine, Gets Second Straight Nationwide Tour Title
Last week, he was a first-time winner on the Nationwide Tour. Now he’s
the second two-time winner in the 2011
J.J. Killeen won the Cox
Classic at Champions Run in
Omaha, Neb., shooting 2-un-
der-par 69 on the final day
to finish with a one-stroke
victory at 22-under 262.
Killeen outlasted four
players at 263, led by Swede
The former TCU golfer followed up
last week’s Utah Championship with a
win that was clinched with three birdies
in a crucial four-hole stretch. He had
begun the day with a four-stroke lead,
but three bogeys and an onrushing
international field put that in jeopardy.
Christian, from England, eagled both
par 5s on the back nine to highlight a
6-under 65. And Lee, who was born in
South Korea and grew up in New Zealand, posted a five-birdie final round that
closed out a weekend with only a lone
bogey on the 12th hole of his first round.
On the final hole, Killeen drained a
five-foot putt for par to prevent a five-way playoff. A 90-foot putt on his third
shot left him the short finisher.
Killeen jumped to second place,
within $20,000 of leader Mathew Goggin,
on top of The 25 – the list of the Nationwide’s top 25 money winners. Those
players at the end of the season will
earn a PGA Tour card for 2012.
Blixt’s share of second place
pulled him up to No. 28, less than
$4,000 of earnings short of the coveted top 25.
PETTERSEN BREEZES IN IRELAND
Norway’s Suzann Pettersen played the
weekend in 17-under par en route to a
six-stroke victory at the Ladies Irish Open
supported by Fáilte Ireland on Sunday.
After an opening 71, the world No. 3
posted 63-64 on Saturday and Sunday
to finish the tournament at 18-under
par. Spain’s Azahara Munoz was a distant second at 12-under 204.
It was Pettersen’s second Irish Open
victory after a five-stroke win at Port-
marnock Links in 2008. Having tied for
23rd at Killeen Castle in 2010, she was
delighted to have shown her class on
the 2011 Solheim Cup course.
FLEETWOOD EARNS FIRST PRO WIN
Tommy Fleetwood stormed to victory
in the Formby Hall Classic to claim his
first professional title on Friday. The
young Englishman won the ninth event
of the PGA EuroPro Tour season by a
four-shot margin at his home course
– the Formby Hall Golf Club in Merseyside – to pocket the £ 10,000 first prize.
Fleetwood posted rounds of 67-68-
65 for a 54-hole total of 16-under 200.
Graeme Clark, Warren Bennett and
Luke Goddard, who led after the first
day, shared second on 12 under.
“This is my first professional win and
a big step for me as I now know I can do
it,” said Fleetwood, 20, who turned professional last year. “I’ve been up in a lot
of events this year but hadn’t finished it
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KAMIN WINS EGOLF TOUR EVENT
Needing a par at the 72nd hole
of the Grand Harbor Open to secure
his first career eGolf Tour title, Chris
Kamin, of Phoenix, did one better with
an impeccable wedge shot approach
to three feet to set up a tap-in birdie
for a final-round 67, a four-day total of
19-under 268, and the tournament’s
$24,000 first-place prize Saturday in
Ninety Six, S.C.
“This is a big win for me. The first
thing I’m going to do is pay for (PGA
Tour) Q-School next week,” said the
37-year-old father of two, citing the
hefty $4,500 entry fee that thousands of
players pay each fall to compete at the
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SWART WINS BIG EASY EVENT
Callie Swart calmly played his way
through round two at Houghton Golf
Club to win by two strokes on Wednesday in the R100,000 Sunshine Big Easy
Tour event presented by Stonehage.
Swart shot 1 under in the final round
and finished at 5 under for the tournament. That was two shots better than
runners-up Mark Williams, Jake Red-man and Henk Alberts.
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PARKER EARNS SECOND EPD TITLE
Englishman Ben Parker won the EPD
Tour’s Bad Waldsee Classic Wednesday
in Germany. He finished with a 54-hole
score of 15 under (66-64-71) for his
second victory of the season.
The 24-year-old finished two shots
clear of German Allen John, who closed
with a 66 on the par-72 Golf & Vitalpark
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