Pat Bradley used five birdies to hang on to a three-shot lead over Patty Sheehan and win the $350,000 LPGA Corning Classic yesterday in Corning, N.Y.

The 16-year tour veteran posted a final-round 69 for a 274 total, 10 under par for four rounds at Corning Country Club course.

"I putted very well for four straight days," Bradley said. The victory was "a little poetic justice," she said. "From the moment I stepped on this golf course I felt it was my type of course."

The victory was her third this season and 26th of her LPGA career. Her $52,500 check gave her the 1990 tour's money lead.

Sheehan had 68, for a 277 total. Alice Ritzman ended 68 -- 278.

Sheehan charged within two shots of Bradley on the front nine with birdies on 2, 3 and 5. But she missed a series of short birdie putts on the back nine and bogeyed par-5 No. 13. She took second with a birdie on 18.

PGA Tour: Wayne Levi made a four-foot birdie putt with darkness threatening to halt play and captured the Atlanta Golf Classic by one shot over three competitors -- his first win since the 1985 Atlanta.

The field of 85 returned to the 7,018-yard Atlanta Country Club course at 6:05 p.m. after a six-hour rain delay, with Levi's finish giving him a three-under-par 69 for a 72-hole 275 and ending the possibility of a four-way playoff today.

At 13 under, he ended one shot ahead of Larry Mize, who closed with a 70, third-round leader Keith Clearwater (72) and Nick Price (70).

Levi, trailing Clearwater and Mize by two shots with six holes to play, caught up with birdies on Nos. 14 and 15. The win, worth $180,000, was the ninth of his career.

"I didn't think we'd get done," he said, adding that PGA officials asked the final threesome twice if they wanted to wait and go to a Monday finish. It was apparent that the event would go over if a playoff was required, but Levi avoided it with a great approach shot.

"I laid it up and had 103 yards to the {par-5} hole," he said. "I used a sand wedge and put a lot of spin on it. I had been practicing that shot all week. I hadn't been hitting them very well. I hit it perfect."

Tom Kite, who could have hit $6 million in career earnings with a victory, rallied within one shot of the lead before faltering with bogeys on three of his last seven holes. He tied for eighth with 71 -- 280.

Senior PGA: Dale Douglass sank a six-foot putt for par on the second playoff hole to defeat Gary Player for $75,000 first prize in the $500,000 Bell Atlantic Classic.

The pair tied at four-under-par 206 for 54 holes at Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern, Pa. They had been tied since the 11th hole, when Douglass lost his lead with a bogey.

After halving the first playoff hole, the 15th, Player drove into the trees, failed to reach the green on his approach, missed a difficult putt and was beaten.