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GARCIA DEDICATES EUROPEAN WIN TO BALLESTEROS

CASTELLON, Spain - Sergio Garcia earned his first European PGA Tour win in more than three years and dedicated the three-shot victory in the Castello Masters to countryman Seve Ballesteros.

Garcia shot 4-under 67 to finish at 20-under 264 at Club de Campo del Mediterraneo, where he has played since childhood and his father, Victor, is the club professional. Sweden's Peter Hedblom (66) pulled even early but settled for second.

Garcia turned the attention to Ballesteros, who remains in a Madrid hospital after brain surgery Friday to remove a malignant tumor. Ballesteros is in stable but serious condition in the intensive care unit of La Paz Hospital.

"I couldn't help but think about Seve," Garcia said. "I'm sending all my love to him and his family and hope he recovers soon. I hope this victory helps him to get a little better."

Garcia's most recent win on the tour was the 2005 European Masters.

"It just feels very special and means so much," said Garcia, 28. "Just getting the tournament here was special for me and my family, but to play the way I did and win it is awesome."

PGA: Cameron Beckman tapped in a par putt on the second playoff hole of the Frys.com Open to beat Kevin Sutherland in Scottsdale, Ariz. Beckman shot 7-under 63 to tie Sutherland (66) at 18-under 262 in regulation of the Fall Series event.

LPGA: Sweden's Helen Alfredsson won the Grand China Air in Haikou, shooting 7-under 65 to beat Taiwan's Yani Tseng (68) by three. Alfredsson, 43, finished at 12-under 204 in the first LPGA tournament in China.

Champions: John Cook, 51, won the AT&T Championship for the second year in a row, shooting 6-under 65 to beat Keith Fergus (65) by three at 16-under 197 in San Antonio, Texas.

Nationwide: Tampa's David Branshaw, 39, is 27th on the money list, with the top 25 after the Nov. 6-9 Tour Championship earning PGA Tour cards for 2009. Branshaw is $5,010 behind 25th-place Chris Tidland.

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