Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup

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Nordqvist beats Altomare in playoff to win major title

Defying driving rain and hail in a playoff, Anna Nordqvist beat unheralded American Brittany Altomare at the first extra hole to win the Evian Championship in Evian-Les-Bains, France, on Sunday.

Nordqvist took the fifth and final major of the season by sinking a 4-foot putt for a bogey 5 on the soaked 18th hole.

Course workers removed pools of standing water from the 18th green as the players approached the putting surface after their third shots.

The 30-year-old Nordqvist earned $547,500 for the win, her first major since the 2009 LPGA Championship.

Wattel wins KLM Open * Romain Wattel shot a steady 2-under 69 to finish 15 under and win the KLM Open, the Frenchman's first victory in 187 tournaments on the European Tour.

Wattel, who posted a 7-under 64 to move into contention Saturday, had four birdies and two bogeys in the final round and parred his final seven holes to close out his maiden win. …

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