Sorenstam ends drought with Dubai win

Golf Notes

December 17, 2007

Annika Sorenstam won the Dubai Ladies Masters by two strokes yesterday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for her first victory since she won there in 2006.

The Swede closed with a 2-under-par 70 to finish at 10-under 278 in the Ladies European Tour's season-ending tournament.

"I am so happy to have finally won again," Sorenstam said.

Overnight leader Iben Tinning of Denmark had a double bogey on the final hole and finished with a 73 to tie for second with England's Laura Davies (72).

South African Open -- James Kingston shot a 1-under 71 to beat Oliver Wilson by one stroke in Paarl, South Africa. Kingston, a South African, finished at 4-under 284 overall. Greg Norman shot a 71 and tied for seventh. Ernie Els (69) finished in a tie for 16th with Retief Goosen (75).

Australian Open -- Craig Parry shot a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory in Sydney. Parry, who won his first national championship in 24 tries, was one stroke ahead of three players at 10-under - American Brandt Snedeker (69) and Australians Lee Won-joon (66) and Nick O'Hern (70).

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