Mediate wins Pebble Beach Invitational

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Rocco Mediate shot a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over LPGA Tour star Annika Sorenstam in the Pebble Beach Invitational Pro-Am in California.

Rocco Mediate shot a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over LPGA Tour star Annika Sorenstam in the Pebble Beach Invitational Pro-Am in California.

Mediate, who earned dlrs 60,000, took the lead Sunday with a birdie on the 15th hole, hitting a 7-iron shot within 3 feet (just under 1 meter) of the hole. He finished with a 6-under 282 total.

"With the U.S. Open coming next year to Pebble Beach, this can't help but boost my confidence," Mediate said.

Sorenstam closed with a 69.

"To shoot 69 at Pebble Beach - hey, I'm delighted," the Swedish star said. "I'd like to show them (the male players) that I can play, too. And I think I did that."

Tom Lehman and Loren Roberts closed with 71s to tie for third at 284.

Pebble Beach Invitational Scores Sunday after the final round of the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational Pro-Am, played on three par-72 courses, 6,840-yard (6,224-meter) Pebble Beach, 6,859-yard (6,242-meter) Spyglass Hill and 6,278-yard (5,713-meter) Del Monte.

Rocco Mediate 70-76-68-68-282 Annika Sorenstam 69-76-69-69-283 Tom Lehman 68-72-73-71-284 Loren Roberts 69-71-73-71-284 Jim Thorpe 69-77-65-74-285 Mark Brooks 68-75-70-72-285 Brian Henninger 67-76-70-74-287 J.L. Lewis 71-71-72-73-287 Frank Lickliter 71-74-71-71-287 Brian Mogg 79-70-69-69-287 Barry Lane 69-72-73-74-288 Ed Fryatt 69-73-73-73-288 Olin Browne 70-78-67-73-288 Kirk Triplett 73-73-70-72-288 Mike Reid 70-81-65-72-288 Bob Ford 67-76-74-71-288 Bruce Fleisher 71-74-74-71-290 Dave Eichelberger 73-74-73-70-290 Helen Alfredsson 70-71-77-73-291 Bruce Summerhays 73-71-74-73-291 Rick Hartman 70-76-71-75-292 Jim Carter 73-72-73-74-292 Mark Pfeil 69-73-78-73-293 Darryl Kestner 74-72-75-73-294 Shawn McEntee 72-78-70-75-295 Mark Wiebe 71-80-73-71-295

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