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Scott finishes good year with first win

The Associated Press
| Monday, November 6, 2006 12:00 a.m

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.

Golf

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.

College basketball

Joe Alexander scored 17 points and Frank Young added 15 to lead West Virginia to an 81-54 exhibition win yesterday over Fairmont State.

&#149 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.

Pro football

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.

&#149 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.

Running

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).

Soccer

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.

&#149 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.

Tennis

France’s Marion Bartoli routed Russia’s Olga Poutchkova, 6-0, 6-0, in 41 minutes to win the Bell Challenge yesterday.

&#149 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.

&#149 Nikolay Davydenko routed Dominik Hrbaty, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, yesterday to win the Paris Masters for his fifth title of the season.

&#149 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.

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