Golf: Davies at the double

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The Independent Online
LAURA DAVIES'S affection for gambling has spilled on to the golf course and most of the time it is the rest of the field that ends up losers.

The British player's dominance of the women's tour continued over the weekend when she cruised to a three- shot victory in the LPGA Championship at Wilmington, Delaware, her second consecutive win and the second major of her career.

During the week, Davies took a couple of trips to nearby Atlantic City, where she experienced much less success on the gaming tables than on the 6,386-yard DuPont Country Club course.

The long-hitting Davies patterns her game after another player with a booming drive, John Daly. 'I always like to watch him play. It's exciting to watch people use two shots to hit the green on par- fives, taking chances and having fun,' she said.

Davies hit two booming drives far to the left of the 14th and 15th fairways. Undaunted, she sent her approach shots on to the middle of the green and managed to birdie both holes. That was enough to give her a second major tournament title, along with the 1987 US Open.

LPGA Championship final

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