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Kerr turns tables on Sorenstam

Cristie Kerr rallied from a two-shot deficit in the final eight holes yesterday to beat Annika Sorenstam by two shots and win the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic in Broken Arrow, Okla.

The 28-year-old Kerr shot a final-round 3-under-par 68 to finish the three-round tournament at 14-under 199, the lowest score since the event moved to Cedar Ridge Country Club in suburban Tulsa in 2004.

Sorenstam shot 69 in the final round.

Kerr's 38-foot birdie putt on the par-3 15th gave her the lead and she sealed her victory with an 18-footer for birdie on one of the course's toughest holes, the par-4, 422-yard 17th.

Kerr's win came one week after she was the victim of a Sorenstam rally. Sorenstam shot a 62 -- tying the LPGA record for the lowest final-round score by a winner -- and beat Kerr by two shots in the State Farm Classic in Springfield, Ill.

PGA -- Jim Furyk patiently worked his way to the top of the leaderboard in the Canadian Open in Ancaster, Ontario, closing with a 5-under 65 for a one-stroke victory over Bart Bryant.

Set to make his fifth US Ryder Cup appearance in less than two weeks, Furyk finished with a 14-under 266. He earned $900,000 for his second victory of the year and 12th overall.

The 43-year-old Bryant finished with a 67. He made a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 17 to get to 13 under, but missed a 60-foot birdie try to tie on the 18th as Furyk hit balls on the nearby driving range to remain sharp for a possible playoff.

Asian -- Adam Scott made a birdie from 6 feet on the third playoff hole to beat Ernie Els and retain his title at the rain-shortened Singapore Open.

Before the final round was abandoned, Els and Scott had shared a three-stroke buffer on the leaderboard at 10-under after eight holes.

European -- Bradley Dredge won the European Masters by eight strokes, shooting a 4-under 67 in Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland.

The 33-year-old Welshman finished with a 17-under 267 on the Alpine resort course.

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