Scott claims Booz Allen Classic

Monday, June 28, 2004

POTOMAC, Md. -- Adam Scott held off Charles Howell III for a four-shot victory Sunday at the Booz Allen Classic.

Howell, trailing by seven shots after six holes, made a charge with five straight birdies on the back nine. But Scott recovered with back-to-back birdies and saved par with a tough 11-foot putt at the 16th to avoid tying Greg Norman and three others for the biggest final-day collapse in PGA Tour history.

Scott closed with a 68 for a 21-under-par 263 total, tying the tournament and TPC at Avenel course record set by Billy Andrade and Jeff Sluman in 1991, when Andrade won in a playoff.

Champions Tour

CONCORD, Mass. -- Craig Stadler shot an 8-under 64 to win the Bank of America Championship for a victory on the Champions Tour and then hustled into the scorer's trailer to watch his son Kevin earn his first win on the minor league Nationwide Tour.

Stadler, 51, took the lead with a birdie on the 13th hole, but he was more concerned with how Kevin was doing at the Lake Erie Charity Classic. After sinking a birdie on the 18th hole to finish at 15-under 201, the 1982 Masters champion watched as his 24-year-old son won on the fourth playoff hole.

A cheer erupted from the trailer, and the elder Stadler came out clapping his hands. At the time, Tom Purtzer was just one stroke behind him, playing No. 17. Purtzer finished in a three-way tie with Tom Kite and D.A. Weibring at 11 under.

LPGA Tour

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Kim Saiki shot a 1-under 71, overtaking Rosie Jones for a four-stroke victory at the Rochester LPGA and her first win since joining the tour in 1992.

Saiki finished at 14-under 274 at the tree-lined Locust Hill course.

-- From wire reports

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