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Casey wins with five birdies, four bogeys

2/9/2003

SYDNEY, Australia -- England's Paul Casey won the ANZ
Championship on Sunday, scoring six points for a four-point victory
over Australians Stuart Appleby and Nick O'Hern.

The tournament, co-sanctioned by the European and Australian
tours, was played under a modified Stableford scoring system.

Players received eight points for double-eagle, five for eagle,
two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey, and minus-three
for double-bogey or higher.

Casey had five birdies and four bogeys Sunday to finish with 45
points on the oceanside New South Wales course. The former Arizona
State golfer and Pacific-10 Conference champion also won the European tour's 2001 Scottish PGA.

"The first win was tough and I don't know if the second is
tougher -- they're all tough,'' Casey said. "This shows the first
wasn't a flash in the pan and it probably answers a few critics out
there.''

Appleby scored eight points Sunday and O'Hern had nine.
Australia's Peter Lonard and Jarrod Moseley tied for fourth, six
points back at 39.

Under normal stroke-play rules, Casey's closing 1-under 71 would
have given him a two-stroke victory over Appleby and O'Hern at
17-under 271.