Golf: Hurst keeps Dobson at bay

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The Independent Online
PAT HURST claimed her first major championship title on Sunday, having never lost the lead on her way to victory at the Nabisco Dinah Shore in Rancho Mirage, California.

Hurst, the 28-year-old former United States Amateur and Collegiate champion, shot a final-round one-under-par 71 to finish with a seven-under score of 281, one stroke better than Britain's Helen Dobson, whose final-round 67 was the lowest of the day. It gave Dobson only the third top-10 finish of her six-year LPGA career.

Another Briton, Laura Davies, produced a score of 68 to finish at five under, tied for third place with Sweden's Helen Alfredsson, who shot a 70.