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Figg-Currier wins Texas Women's Open

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Former LPGA professional Cindy Figg-Currier, 50, of Austin captured the Texas Women's Open and a prize of $4,000 from the purse of $19,300 by posting 68-73—141 at the Eastern Hills Country Club in Garland.

Figg-Currier saw a comfortable advantage slip away when she bogied Nos. 15 and 16 on the last day, but made a pair of pars to finish and hold off Lilly Kobayashi (74-68—142) of Santa Monica, CA and Kathy Harris (68-74--142) of Humble, TX, the first-round co-leader, by a single stroke.

After assuming a share of the lead with an opening 68, Figg-Currier bogied the first two holes before recovering with an eagle on the third hole.

Victoria Vela (72-73--145) of Mansfield drained a 33-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to edge Amy Ruengmateekhun (71-74--145) of Garland for low amateur honors.

Amateur Kathy Crumley of Dallas made a hole-in-one on the par-3 15th in the first round, coaxing a 7-iron safely over a water hazard that guards the green.

A field of 38 professionals and 80 amateurs competed in the 10th anniversary of Eastern Hills serving as the host.

Proceeds from the event went to the New Beginning Center in Garland, a center fostering an environment of safety, support and respect for families affected by domestic violence.





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