Peppper Wins Par-3 Challenge


Dottie Pepper shot a 3-under-par 51 to win $130,000 in the 3rd annual Sun Microsystems Par 3 Challenge, playing all holes on the par-72 course as par-3s.
Pepper edged Fred Couples by two shots and Ben Crenshaw by three. Nancy Lopez, Lee Trevino, and Craig Stadler finished with scores of 55, Gary Nicklaus and Gary McCord had 57s and Grace Park had 58.
Actor James Garner came closest to getting a hole-in-one when his 6-iron to the 158-yard 16th was four inches short of the cup. Fox Network will show the event, played at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in Carlsbad, Cal., Nov. 23.