Laura Davies won't give up her lucky putter again.
Davies sank a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the LPGA's $300,000 Lady Keystone Open, beating Pat Bradley by one stroke."This is the same putter I used when I won the U.S. Open last year," Davies said. "My cousin, Matthew, had it. Matthew caddied for me this week and I got the putter back. I'm going to keep it this time."
The putt gave Davies a 5-under-par 67 for Sunday's round and a 9-under-par 207 total for 54 holes on the 6,348-yard, par-72 West Course of the Hershey Country Club.
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At Jerico, N.Y., Butch Baird won a four-way playoff for the $52,500 first prize in the rain-plagued $350,000 Northville Long Island Classic. It was his second victory as a senior and raised his career earnings to $611,269.
Baird, who has five children - two adopted, - celebrated Father's Day by sinking a 42-inch putt for a birdie on the first extra hole, the par-5, 506-yard 10th at the Meadow Brook Club.
Baird, who shot a final-round 62 for 16 holes - the ninth and 14th holes were not used during the tournament because of unplayable greens after week-long rains - finished with a 48-hole total of 9-under-par 183 on a course that was shortened from par-72, 6,595 yards to par-64 and 5,850 yards.
Defending champion Don Bies made the playoff with a 62 while Orville Moody, the 1969 U.S. Open titlist, and Frank Beard, a rookie on the Senior Tour, shot 61. All three settled for par and shared the runner-up spot.