Golf: Second win in succession for Johnson

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The Independent Online
TRISH JOHNSON, of Wales, earned her second successive US Tour victory yesterday, firing a two-under-par 70 to win the Atlanta Women's Championship in Stockbridge by two strokes.

Johnson had a six-under-par total of 282. Her dollars 90,000 ( pounds 58,000) first prize puts her on top of the 1993 money list. Last week she had a four- stroke win in Las Vegas.

She took a lead which she never relinquished when the runner-up, Sherri Steinhauer, had a bogey at the 12th. The veteran, Betsy King, who needs just two more victories to qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame, dropped into a tie for fourth with a 74. King, who shared the overnight lead with Johnson, moved in front with a birdie at the first, but at the third King had a bogey, while Johnson had a birdie.

Johnson moved to seven under with successive birdies at the seventh and eighth, gave one stroke back at the ninth and dropped into a tie with Steinhauer with a bogey at the 11th. But once Steinhauer faltered, Johnson was not challenged again.

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