Kerr, Mahan win Begay Challenge

Verona, New York (AP) September 2010

Cristie Kerr and Hunter Mahan rallied with six birdies on the back nine, combining to shoot 10-under 62 and win the NB3 Challenge.

Kerr and Mahan trailed Annika Sorenstam and Rickie Fowler by two shots at the turn before pulling away in the closing holes to win the $100,000 top prize in the best-ball competition at Atunyote Golf Club.

Sorenstam and Fowler were second at 8 under.

The event is the chief fundraiser for Begay’s foundation, which is dedicated to helping fight obesity and diabetes in the Native American community.

The field included Lorena Ochoa, as well as current LPGA stars Suzann Pettersen, Morgan Pressel and Anna Rawson. PGA Tour regulars Anthony Kim, Camilo Villegas, Vijay Singh and Notah Begay III completed the field.