PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) _ Karl Zoller defeated Larry Silveira on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the $200,000 Nike Cleveland Open at Quail Hollow Resort and Country Club.
Zoller, who grew up in nearby Chesterland, rolled in a 5-foot putt for par to earn the $36,000 first prize. It was his first Nike Tour triumph and came one week after his best finish, a tie for sixth place at the Miami Valley Open.
Zoller, now living in Charleston, S.C., shot a final round 5-under-par 67 for a 14-under 274.
Silveira, of Tucson, Ariz., began the round with a three-shot lead and birdied three of the first five holes to go to 17-under.
Tom Stankowski, of Ventura, Calif., was third at 275, shooting a final-round 71. Gary Rusnak, who had moved into contention Saturday with a 63, the best round of the tournament, had a 69 and was fourth at 276.
MONZA, Italy (AP) _ Ducati riders Carl Fogarty of Britain and Pier Francesco Chili of Italy each won one of two championship rounds in the World Superbike Series held Sunday at the San Marino circuit.
A controversial rule change by the F.I.M. one week ago added 20 pounds to the minimum weight on the Ducati machines while dropping the weight on the competing brands.
The rule change was partially successful as Honda and Yamaha riders had their best outings of the year. Aaron Slight of New Zealand rode his Honda to second and third place finishes in the two races, moving him into second place in the series standings, behind the defending series champion and current points leader Fogarty (185-94).
American Colin Edwards had his best outing of the year, putting his Yamaha on the podium with a third-place finish in the first race and a fifth-place finish in race two. Edwards, in his first year of international competition, moved to 10th in the standings with 51 points.
THOMPSON, Conn. (AP) _ Eddie Flemke of Southington, Conn., became the sixth different winner in seven races this season on the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour, as he led the final 71 laps to win the Salute To Summer 125 race Sunday at Thompson International Speedway.
It was the second career win for the second generation driver. His first win came almost a year ago on July 3, at the Tioga Speedway.
Flemke, who averaged 80.105 mph, held off a strong challenge in the final laps by points leader Tony Hirschman of Northampton, Pa.
Steve Park of East Northport, N.Y., had his best finish of the season, taking third. Rick Fuller of Auburn, Mass., and Tim Connolly of Endicott, N.Y., the series most recent winner, rounded out the top five.
PARKSVILLE, British Columbia (AP) _ Jeff Bloom of the United States sank a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat Jim Rutledge of Victoria, British Columbia, and win the $100,000 Morningstar Classic on the Canadian Tour.
Rutledge began the final round seven shots behind Bloom but fired a 7-under 65 _ the day’s lowest round _ to equal Bloom, who finished with a 72. Both were tied after 72 holes at 15-under 273.
Rutledge missed a 25-foot birdie putt in the playoff and Bloom followed by calmly rolling in his putt for his second Canadian Tour victory.
Bloom won $18,000 while Rutledge picked up $10,000.
Scott Dunlap shot a 2-under 70 to finish alone in third at 14-under 274 while Nicky Goetze was fourth at 10-under 278.