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  • Harrison Frazar kisses his trophy Sunday after winning the St. Jude Classic golf tournament in Memphis, Tenn.

      Harrison Frazar kisses his trophy Sunday after winning the St. Jude Classic golf tournament in Memphis, Tenn.
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  • Yani Tseng of Taiwan acknowledges applause from the gallery on the 18th green after winning the LPGA State Farm Classic golf tournament Sunday in Springfield.

      Yani Tseng of Taiwan acknowledges applause from the gallery on the 18th green after winning the LPGA State Farm Classic golf tournament Sunday in Springfield.
    Associated Press

 
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Harrison Frazar won his first PGA Tour title in his 355th tournament, beating Robert Karlsson with a par on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday at the St. Jude Classic.

Frazar won a month before turning 40 when Karlsson pushed a par-saving putt 3 feet past the hole.

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Now the man who was roommates at Texas with Justin Leonard has the biggest paycheck of his career, taking home $1,008,000 after missing a chance to win on the 72nd hole when he made his first bogey of the day. He shot a 3-under 67 to match Karlsson (68) at 13 under.

Frazar became the seventh first-time winner on tour this year and the first to win his first title in Memphis since Dicky Pride in 1994.

LPGA State Farm Classic

SPRINGFIELD -- Top-ranked Yani Tseng won what could be the final LPGA State Farm Classic, closing with a 4-under 68 to hand Cristie Kerr her third straight second-place finish.

Tseng, from Taiwan, had a 21-under 267 total on the Panther Creek course for her seventh tour title in four years. She also won the season-opening LPGA Thailand.

Kerr, the 2010 winner, finished three strokes back, shooting a 67.

Paula Creamer and Brittany Lincicome (70) tied for third at 16 under.

Title sponsor State Farm Insurance Companies had declined to renew its commitment after this year and a replacement sponsor has yet to be found, putting the event in danger of folding.

Greater Hickory Classic

CONOVER, N.C. -- Mark Wiebe parred the third playoff hole following a weather delay and won the Greater Hickory Classic when James Mason missed a 4-foot par putt.

Wiebe earned his first Champions Tour title since 2008 in a bizarre finish that included a delay following the first extra hole at Rock Barn. Mason, a 60-year-old Monday qualifier, three-putted from 20 feet to end his chances of earning a one-year playing exemption.

Both players birdied the 18th in regulation for 7-under 65s to finish at a tournament-record 19 under. Fred Funk (62) and Chip Beck (66) tied for third, a stroke out of the playoff.

Italian Open

FIANO, Italy -- Robert Rock completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Italian Open for his first European Tour title, shooting a 5-under 67 to fend off Thorbjorn Olesen and Gary Boyd. The 34-year-old Englishman finished at 21-under 267 at Royal Park Roveri for a one-stroke victory over Denmark's Olesen (62) and England's Boyd (66).

Rex Hospital Open

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Kyle Thompson won the Rex Hospital Open for the second time in five years, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Scott Brown, Troy Kelly and Martin Flores.

Thompson closed with a 3-under 68 to finish at 14-under 270 at TPC Wakefield Plantation.

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