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Davies' win sets record

Laura Davies made history the hard way.

Davies became the first LPGA player to win the same tournament four consecutive years, rolling in a 3-foot par putt Sunday on the first playoff hole to beat Kelly Robbins in the Standard Register Ping.

"My record is not too swift in playoffs _ oh-and-six before this. I wouldn't have been surprised if I didn't win this one, either," Davies said. "I guess it was just meant to be."

It was the 15th victory in 10 years on the tour for the British star, who won four events last season en route to the Player of the Year award.

On the men's tour, Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen are the only players to win four in a row. Hagen won the PGA Championship from 1924-27 and Sarazen took the Miami Open from 1926-30 with no tournament played in 1927.

"When you think of all the great champions over the years in the LPGA, and I'm the first to win four in a row. It's unbelievable. I'm flabbergasted," Davies said. "I never expected it."

Robbins, seeking her second win this season and fifth of her six-year career, forced sudden-death by rolling in a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole.

That capped her round of 69 to tie Davies, who shot 68 for a 15-under 277 total. Third-round co-leader Barb Mucha shot 73 to finish at 281.

LEGENDS OF GOLF: Graham Marsh's hot putter over the final five holes led the Australian and teammate John Bland to a three-shot victory in Senior PGA play at La Quinta, Calif.

They finished the 54-hole tournament at 24-under 192, capturing the $200,000 team first prize with 7-under 65 in the final round.

Hubert Green and Gil Morgan finished second with a closing-round 67 to earn $100,000.

Marsh sank a 20-foot eagle putt at the 14th hole, a par 5. He made a 10-foot birdie putt at the 15th, and capped his 4-under effort over three holes with a 12-foot birdie putt at the 16th.

TURESPANA MASTERS: Jose Maria Olazabal, sidelined for 18 months with a foot injury, shot 6-under 67 and won the $560,000 European PGA event at San Fernando, Canary Islands. Olazabal finished at 20-under 272, two strokes ahead of Lee Westwood of England. It was Olazabal's third tournament in a month after his 1{-year absence.

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