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Roundup: Sorenstam leads Sweden to Women’s World Cup win

The Associated Press
| Monday, January 23, 2006 12:00 a.m

SUN CITY, South Africa — Annika Sorenstam eagled the par-5 14th hole and offset a poor round by teammate Liselotte Neumann to lead Sweden to a three-stroke victory over Scotland in the Women’s World Cup.

The Swedes finished at 7-under-par 281 on the Gary Player Country Club, with Sorenstam closing with a 70 and Neumann shooting a 77. They opened with a best-ball 65 on Friday and shot a 69 in alternate-shot play Saturday.

Catriona Matthew shot a 69, and Janice Moodie had a 72 for Scotland.

Wales, with Becky Brewerton and Becky Morgan shooting 74s, finished third at even par. Americans Paula Creamer and Natalie Gulbis shot 73s to finish fourth at 1 over.

European PGA Tour

In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Chris DiMarco won the European tour’s Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, closing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over third-round leader Henrik Stenson.

DiMarco finished at 20-under 268 for his first victory since the PGA Tour’s 2002 Phoenix Open. Stenson shot a 69.

Sergio Garcia (66) finished third, two strokes back. Vijay Singh (70) tied for eighth, nine strokes behind the leader.

Asian Tour

In Karachi, Pakistan, Chris Rodgers of England shot even-par 72 to win his first Asian Tour title at the Pakistan Open.

The 29-year-old Rodgers led by three strokes Saturday and totaled 15-under 273 at the Karachi Golf Club. Rodgers had a birdie on the fifth hole but had bogeys on the seventh, ninth and 12th holes. Birdies on the 11th and 15th holes helped sealed the win.

The Indian duo of Amandeep Johl and Jeev Milkha Singh each shot 69s and finished tied for second, four strokes behind Rodgers.

Filipino Frankie Minoza had birdies on the fifth and sixth holes and five consecutive birdies on the back nine in a bogey-free round of 65. He finished six strokes off the pace along with Iain Steel of Malaysia and Mohammed Munir of Pakistan.

Munir, who was tied for second after the third round on Saturday, had a 75. Steel shot 71.

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