Jason Bohn won his first PGA Tour title, closing with a second straight 6-under-par 66 for a one-stroke victory and a tournament record total at the B.C. Open in Endicott, N.Y., yesterday.
After driving into the right trees on No. 18, Bohn salvaged par with a seven-foot putt to finish with a 24-under 264. The 32-year-old Bohn won $540,000 in becoming the 13th player to make this tournament his first triumph.
Bohn, in his second year on tour, had six birdies in a bogey-free round and edged J.P. Hayes (66), John Rollins (66), Ryan Palmer (67) and Australian rookie Brendan Jones (68).
The previous tournament record in relation to par was 22 under, set in 2001 by Jeff Sluman and Paul Gow. The tournament record score was 265 by Calvin Peete in 1982. He finished 19 under when the course at the En-Joie Golf Club played to a par 71.
* LPGA TOUR: Meena Lee became the tour's record-tying fourth straight first-time winner, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Katherine Hull in the Canadian Women's Open in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The 23-year-old South Korean, who earned her tour card in December with a 25th-place tie in the qualifying tournament, came close to winning twice earlier this season before breaking through on the picturesque Glen Arbour course.
After tying for second in the LPGA Corning Classic in late May and finishing second two weeks ago in the Women's World Match Play Championship, Lee finished at 9-under 279 and earned $195,000 to jump from 13th to seventh on the money list with $643,933. Janice Moodie, the leader after each of the first three rounds, needed a birdie on the par-5 18th to force a playoff, but three-putted for a double bogey. Her 75 left her three strokes back.
Hull, a 23-year-old Australian who starred at Pepperdine, also closed with a 69 for the best finish of her short career.
* VIRGINIA OPEN: Ted Brown, 26, of Richmond, shot 64-69-68-70 -- 271 (17-under par) to win by three strokes and post a wire-to-wire victory at Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond. Keith Decker of Martinsville and Chris McCartin of Arlington shared low amateur honors at 279.
* WESTFIELD JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Joe Monte, a rising junior at Chantilly High School, finished one shot behind winner Alex Volpenhein of Edgewood, Ky., in the national championship for boys and girls age 17 and younger. Monte, who shot 65-68-73-67 -- 273 (11 under par) at Westfield Group Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio, had the lead entering the 15th hole, but back-to-back bogeys cost him the championship.
"I have never played under that amount of pressure in my life," Monte said. "It was tough to hold the lead. I didn't let up on him at all. I just stopped making the shots. It just got tough to keep on grinding away and making birdies."