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  • Rose tops Tiger, setting up title match with Westwood

  • BELEK, Turkey — Justin Rose beat Tiger Woods by a stroke Thursday to set up a title match against Lee Westwood in the World Golf Final.
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  • BELEK, Turkey — Justin Rose beat Tiger Woods by a stroke Thursday to set up a title match against Lee Westwood in the World Golf Final.
    The two Englishmen, teammates on the victorious European Ryder Cup team, will meet Saturday, with the winner getting $1.5 million and the runner-up $1 million in the eight-player exhibition.
    Rose holed a sand wedge shot for an eagle at the 14th and finished at 2-under 69.
    Westwood shot a course-record 61 to beat 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel of South Africa by six shots. Westwood had two eagles and eight birdies, including a 50-footer at the last on the Sultan Course at Antalya Club. He also had a double bogey at the fourth hole.
    Frys.com Open
    At San Martin, Calif., Australia's Nick O'Hern shot a 9-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead over European Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts, Jhonattan Vegas and Derek Ernst in the Frys.com Open.
    O'Hern had eight birdies in an 11-hole stretch and capped the bogey-free round with a birdie on the par-5 ninth hole at CordeValle Golf Club. He's winless on the PGA Tour.
    Colsaerts is trying to earn a PGA Tour card. As a special temporary member, he needs to finish the equivalent of 125th on the money list to earn a full 2013 card. The Belgian player has earned $652,886, enough now for the 120th spot.
    Charles Howell III, John Mallinger, Jonas Blixt, Gary Woodland and Greg Owen shot 66. British Open champion Ernie Els opened with a 71 in the Fall Series event.
    LPGA Malaysia
    At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, defending champion Na Yeon Choi shot a 6-under 65 in the LPGA Malaysia for a share of the lead with Hall of Famer Karrie Webb.
    Choi was 5 under through 12 holes when first-round play was delayed because of lightning, then added a birdie on the par-4 14th and finished the bogey-free round with four pars. The South Korean player won the U.S. Women's Open in July for her first major title and sixth LPGA Tour victory.
    Webb also had a bogey-free round, joining Choi atop the leaderboard after the delay with a birdie on the par-3 17th. The Australian won consecutive events early last year in Singapore and Phoenix for the last of her 38 LPGA Tour victories.
    Japan's Mika Miyazato, South Korea's Sun Young Yoo and 17-year-old Taiwanese amateur Min Lee were a stroke back at 66.
    U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
    At San Antonio, Meghan Stasi won her fourth U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur title to match the tournament record, routing Liz Waynick 6 and 5 on Thursday at Briggs Ranch.
    The 34-year-old Stasi, from Oakland Park, Fla., also won in 2006, 2007 and 2010. She tied the victory record set by Ellen Port in the event limited to players 25 and older. Stasi also became the 16th player to win one USGA championship at least four times.
    Stasi won the last five holes to close out the match. She outdrove the 52-year-old Waynick — from Scottsdale, Ariz. — by as much as 100 yards on some holes.
    Portugal Masters
    At Vilamoura, Portugal, England's Ross Fisher and Scotland's Stephen Gallacher shot 6-under 65 to share the first-round lead in the European Tour's Portugal Masters.
    Scotland's George Murray was a stroke back. European Ryder Cup player Martin Kaymer opened with a 69 on the Oceanico Victoria course.
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