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Newz Forum: GOLF: Oberholser victorious in Korea

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posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 08:25 AM
Arron Oberholser carded a three- under 69 Sunday to win the Shinhan Korea Golf Championship. He completed the event at four-under-par 284.

Kevin Na (70) and third-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez (72) shared second place at two-under-par 286. Trevor Immelman fired a seven-under 65 on Sunday to vault from 14th place to fourth place at one-under-par 287.

Oberholser tied Jimenez in the lead at minus-two with a birdie at the par-five third. The 29-year-old California native quickly fell two shots behind Jimenez as he bogeyed the fourth, while the Spaniard birdied the same hole to get to three-under.

Oberholser, a two-time winner on the Nationwide Tour, slid three shots back as Jimenez birdied the sixth. Things quickly turned in Oberholser's favor. He birdied the seventh and eighth to get to three-under.

Jimenez, meanwhile, faltered to bogeys at the eighth and ninth to drop to minus-two and one behind Oberholser. Jimenez dropped two back as he bogeyed the par-four 12th at Jungmun Golf Club.

Oberholser extended his lead with a birdie at the par-three 13th. Both Oberholser and Jimenez birdied the par-five 15th. Oberholser stumbled to a bogey at the 16th to drop to minus-four. He parred his final two holes for the win.

Jimenez could only manage three pars over his final three holes to close his round at minus-two.

Na began his day at even-par two shots behind Jimenez. Na remained right there as he parred his first eight holes. He stumbled to back-to-back bogeys from the ninth.

The 21-year-old Na got one stroke back when he birdied the par-five 11th. He jumped into contention as he ran off three straight birdies from the par-four 14th to get to minus-two. He parred his final two holes to share second place.

Tim Petrovic moved into a tie for fifth at one-over-par 289 with a final-round 70. Daniel Chopra joined Petrovic at plus-one with a one-over 71 on Sunday.

Duffy Waldorf (68), Matt Kuchar (70), Mathias Gronberg (70) and Brian Bateman (74) finished one stroke further back at plus-two.


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