Kerr, Mahan win NB3 Challenge
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Cristie Kerr and Hunter Mahan rallied with six birdies on the back nine, combining to shoot 10-under 62 and win the NB3 Challenge. They trailed Annika Sorenstam and Rickie Fowler by two shots at the turn before pulling away in the closing holes to win the $100,000 top prize in the best-ball competition at Atunyote Golf Club.
The event is the chief fundraiser for Notah Begay III’s foundation, which is dedicated to helping fight obesity and diabetes in the Native American community. associated press
Greg Norman, the 1986 and 1993 winner, is in the field at the European Masters this week in Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland, as is British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen.
The top 100 in the FedEx Cup points qualified for this weekend’s Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship next week at Cog Hill in Lemont, Ill., and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.
Matt Kuchar leads the FedEx Cup standings with 3,937 points, followed by Steve Stricker (2,572) and Martin Laird (1,977). Kuchar also leads the money list with $4,244,798.
Tiger Woods won the 2006 Deutsche Bank event and was second in ’04 and ’07. He’s 65th in the FedEx Cup standings. observer news services