PRATTVILLE, Ala. – Stacy Lewis won the Navistar LPGA Classic on Sunday for her third LPGA Tour victory in five months, closing with a 3-under 69 to beat defending champion Lexi Thompson by two strokes.
Lewis parred the final two holes after a birdie on No. 16 gave her the final cushion, and Thompson shot a 66 on The Senator course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails Capitol Hill complex.
Lexi was within one when we got to the 16th green and thats the only time all day I actually knew what was going on, Lewis said. Making birdie there on 16 was huge to just kind of give me that cushion.
Lewis also won in Mobile in late April, edging Thompson by a stroke. The former Arkansas star also won the Shoprite LPGA Classic in June.
Former Fort Wayne resident Amanda Blumenherst shot a 76 to finish at 10-over 298, three strokes ahead last-place finisher Tiffany Joh.
The 17-year-old Thompson rebounded from a third-round 74. She won the event last year at 16.
Vettel wins F1 race in Singapore
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix for the second straight year, jumping up to second place in the Formula One drivers championship. Vettel inherited the lead from Lewis Hamilton, who led until a gearbox failure on lap 22 forced him to drop out. Hamiltons teammate, Jenson Button, finished second ahead of Ferraris Fernando Alonso, whose championship lead was cut to 29 points with six races left.
Brown takes Top Fuel
Antron Brown raced to his fifth Top Fuel victory of the season to move into a tie for the points lead, beating teammate Spencer Massey in the final of the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. Brown beat Massey with a 3.898-second run at 311.49. Massey, tied with Brown for the lead in the season standings, finished in 3.945 at 300.60. Bob Tasca topped the Funny Car field, Allen Johnson won in Pro Stock, and Michael Ray in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Ex-heavyweight champ shot, killed
Former heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders died after being shot by robbers at a restaurant during a family celebration. He was 46. Police say Sanders was shot in the hand and stomach at a family members birthday party at the restaurant in Brits, in South Africas North West province, Saturday night. He died in a hospital in the capital city of Pretoria. A former WBO and WBU champion, Sanders retired in 2008.
Ravens WR starts after brother dies
Wide receiver Torrey Smith rejoined the Ravens on Sunday night, less than 24 hours after his younger brother was killed in a motorcycle accident. Tevin Chris Jones, 19, died late Saturday in Westmoreland County in northeast Virginia. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was wearing a helmet, and alcohol was not a factor. The accident is under investigation. Smith was notified at the team hotel in Baltimore shortly after 1 a.m. and immediately left to be with his family. He returned to the Ravens late Sunday afternoon, participated in warm-up drills and started against the New England Patriots. Before the game, a moment of silence was observed for Jones, whose picture was placed on the replay screens at the stadium. Early Sunday, Smith posted on his Twitter account: I cant believe my little brother is gone ... be thankful for your loved ones and tell them you love them ... this is the hardest thing ever.
Stray bullet hits fan in New Mexico
New Mexico State University police say a woman watching the New Mexico-New Mexico State game was struck in the leg by a bullet apparently fired from outside Aggie Memorial Stadium. Deputy Chief Andy Bowen of the New Mexico State University Police said the woman in her 50s was watching Saturday nights game when she felt what she thought was a bug bite. Then she realized she had been shot. The shooting happened at about 8 p.m. at the stadium in Las Cruces. Bowen says no one in the stadium heard a shot. The trajectory of the bullet was consistent with it being fired into the air outside the stadium and then coming down. The woman was flown to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, where she was doing well Sunday morning.
NHL sides to meet
The NHL and NHL Players Association are set to meet for the first time in nearly two weeks, but a discussion about a new collective bargaining agreement isnt on the agenda. Instead, the sides will discuss the accounting for last seasons hockey-related revenue when they sit down together this morning in Toronto. Its the first time theyve met since Sept. 12, when each side tabled a proposal. The league enacted a lockout when the CBA expired three days later.
Mastodon women win 4th straight
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