Henry uses home-state advantage for first PGA Tour win

Monday, July 3, 2006

J.J. Henry shot a 3-under 67 for a victory at the Buick Championship in Cromwell, Conn., by three strokes, becoming the first Connecticut player to win the 55-year-old tournament.

It was Henry's first PGA Tour win. The victory also clinched Henry a spot in his first British Open and moved him to sixth in Ryder Cup points.

Hunter Mahan (65) and Ryan Moore (67), who had surgery on his left hand in March, tied for second at 11-under. It was Mahan's best finish in two years. Nathan Green (66) was all alone in third at 9-under.

Former Buick Championship winners Stewart Cink (67) and Woody Austin (68) were in a group that included Shigeki Maruyama (66) and Bubba Dickerson (67) at 7-under.

Champions Tour

Dana Quigley shot a course record-tying 9-under-par 63 to capture the Greater Kansas City Golf Classic in Overland Park, Kan., for the second year in a row and the third time since 2000.

Quigley's three-day total of 18-under-par 198 was three strokes better than David Edwards, the second-round leader whose 63 on Friday had set the record for the course.

French Open

John Bickerton of England shot a 2-under-par 69 Sunday to win the French Open by one stroke.

-- The Associated Press

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