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Unknown Shoots Flawless 65 To Capture Bay Hill Invitational

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His shoulders slumped, Paul Goydos was walking down the 10th fairway when he assumed the lead at the Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando, Fla. Then he did something no one else could do Sunday: He kept it.

Goydos shot a 5-under-par 67 - his third of the week - and finished at 275, 13-under for four rounds and a stroke better than Jeff Maggert. Tom Purtzer, penalized two strokes for hitting the wrong ball on Friday, finished two strokes behind in third.

Goydos won $216,000 and became the second first-time winner on the PGA Tour in as many weeks.

Goydos took the lead for good on the par-5 12th hole, when he overcame a poor wedge by knocking in a 25-footer for birdie.

Kirk Triplett, formerly of Pullman, shot a final round 69 to finish six strokes back for the tournament. He earned $18,175.

Rising Swedish star Liselotte Neumann took advantage of Danielle Ammaccapane’s spectacular flameout to win the Ping-Welch’s Championship in Tuscon, Ariz.

Neumann started the final round four shots behind Ammaccapane, but fired a 4-under-par 68 to beat Cathy Johnston-Forbes by one stroke at 12-under-par 276.

Ammaccapane went from 12-under to 7-under in a four-hole stretch that included bogeys on Nos. 6, 7 and 8 and double bogey on No. 9. She finished at 285 after a final-round 81.

In Newport Beach, Calif., Jim Colbert fired a 3-under-par 68 to give him a two-shot victory over Bob Eastwood in the $1 million Senior PGA Classic.

Colbert had rounds of 68 and 65 in the first two rounds. He finished the 54-hole tournament at 201.

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