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TELLER TO TOUR WINNER - AUSTIN CLAIMS BUICK OPEN

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Woody Austin, who has gone from part-time bank teller to PGA Tour regular in the less than a year, parred the second hole of a playoff with Mike Brisky on Sunday to win the Buick Open.

Austin, 31, who won the tour qualifying tournament in December, had five top-10 finishes in his first 24 starts, including a fourth-place finish in the Colonial. He earned $216,000 to increase his season total to $558,115.Austin closed with a 5-under-par 67 and Brisky, who was 10th in the qualifying tournament, shot a 68 for 18-under 270 totals on the Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club course.

Jeff Sluman, trying desperately for his second career victory after finishing second seven times since winning the 1988 PGA Championship, shot a 71 to miss the playoff by a stroke.

Defending champion Fred Couples, making his first start since withdrawing from the British Open because of a back injury, also finished a stroke back along with Ernie Els and Tom Byrum. Couples closed with a 70, Els had a 68 and Byrum shot 65.

At Stratton Mountain, Vt., Dottie Mochrie birdied the ninth hole to break a tie with Kelly Robbins and went on to win the LPGA McCall's Classic on Sunday by three strokes with a 12-under par 204.