Scott finishes good year with first win
ATLANTA – With a trophy in hand, Adam Scott can now call this his best year.
His most consistent season was missing only a PGA Tour victory, and Scott took care of that Sunday in the final event, closing with a 4-under-par 66 to capture the Tour Championship by three shots over Jim Furyk.
Scott finished at 11-under 269 and earned $1.17 million to finish a career-high third on the PGA Tour money list with nearly $5 million.
Joe Durant, once faced with the possibility of losing his PGA Tour card, closed out a stunning turnaround by finishing third yesterday in the season-ending Tour Championship. He wins the 11-tourney Fall Finish and its $500,000 bonus.
Karrie Webb ended Annika Sorenstam’s Mizuno Classic winning streak at five, closing with a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory over Kaori Higo in Japan’s lone LPGA Tour event.
Joe Alexander scored 17 points and Frank Young added 15 to lead West Virginia to an 81-54 exhibition win yesterday over Fairmont State.
• Penn Hills graduate Akida McLain was one of two Boston College players suspended for violating team rules. McLain, a junior forward, will miss nine games and Sean Williams, also a junior, will miss two, head coach Al Skinner announced yesterday.
Kenton Keith had 76- and 14-yard touchdown runs in the second half to help the Saskatchewan Roughriders advance to the CFL’s West Division final with a 30-21 victory over the Calgary Stampeders yesterday.
• Former Kansas State star Michael Bishop came off the bench to throw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes and rally the Toronto Argonauts to an unlikely 31-27 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers yesterday in the CFL’s East Division semifinal.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong accomplished his goal of finishing in less than 3 hours in the New York City Marathon, with a time of 2 hours, 59 minutes and 36 seconds. Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil won the race (2:9:28).
Taylor Twellman, the reigning league MVP, scored in the fourth minute, and Matt Reis made eight saves yesterday to lead the New England Revolution to a 1-0 victory over D.C. United in the Eastern Conference final, earning New England a second consecutive appearance in the MLS championship game.
• Paul Dalglish scored twice in the first half and Brian Mullan added a goal in the 71st minute to help Houston advance to the MLS Cup with a victory over Colorado in the Western Conference final.
France’s Marion Bartoli routed Russia’s Olga Poutchkova, 6-0, 6-0, in 41 minutes to win the Bell Challenge yesterday.
• Former No. 1 Kim Clijsters won her comeback tournament yesterday when she beat Kaia Kanepi, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, to retain the Gaz de France title.
• Nikolay Davydenko routed Dominik Hrbaty, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, yesterday to win the Paris Masters for his fifth title of the season.
• Peters Township’s Alison Riske and Quaker Valley’s Anne Houghton each won their qualifying matches at the PNC International Tennis Classic yesterday at Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford. Riske, the recently-crowned Class AAA state champion, did not lose a game in her straight-set victory over Melody Snelen. Houghton, who won the boys WPIAL Class AA championship last season, won in three sets over Danielle Mills.