Andrade makes it 2 straight with Buick win Kemper victor triumphs by 2

June 10, 1991

HARRISON, N.Y. -- While golf's great international stars faded and failed in the stretch run yesterday, Billy Andrade siezed command and went on to his second consecutive PGA Tour victory.

"I was just feeding on last week," said Andrade, who scored his career-first triumph in a playoff at the Kemper Open a week ago.

"Just like last week, coming down the stretch, I felt like I was in control," Andrade said after his 2-stroke victory in the Buick Classic.

He established that control with a 1-under 34 over the difficult back nine at the Westchester Country Club, shot 68 for the day and had a 273 total, 11-under.

He also had a little help from Hale Irwin, Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman.

Irwin, 46, the defending champion here as well as in this week's U.S. Open, and Ballesteros, the Spanish star who had won three of four starts coming into this event, each led or shared the lead on the back nine.

Norman, attempting a comeback from what he called "a case of burn-out," was within two strokes of the lead with eight holes to go.

Each of those three played the back side 2-over and took themselves out of it.

"One of those days," Ballesteros said with a shrug after he landed in the sand on three consecutive holes and made bogey on two of them.

Irwin's shaky finish left him with his face in his hands after a 2-over effort in the last competitive round before defending his American national championship.

Brad Bryant, 36, who has not won in a 14-season career and missed the cut in 10 of 13 previous starts this year, came on to salvage second with a round of par 71 and a 275 total.

Nolan Henke, who had a share of the lead until a double bogey on the 15th hole, shot a 70 and tied Irwin for third at 276.

Ballesteros, with a 71, was tied at 277 with Wayne Levi and Larry Rinker. Levi closed with a 67 and Rinker had a 71.

Norman also had a 71 and finished six strokes back at 279.

With the more prominant players struggling and straining over the back, Andrade, 27, found himself in his comfort zone.

"It was totally different from last week," he said. "In that one, I hadn't won and I was behind all the time and things were going through my mind.

"In this one, my mind was very clear. I felt very much in control. It was just a matter of going with my roll."

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