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Sports: Marathon, Golf, Soccer

Published måndag 5 juni 2006 kl 11.43
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Phillip Bandawe of Zimbabwe won the Stockholm Marathon Saturday in two hours, 17 minutes, 1 second, three minutes ahead of his countryman Michael Ngaseke.

Sweden’s Anna Rahm won the women’s race, in 2:36:37.

In other sports news, it was a good weekend for Swedish golfers. Robert Karlsson claimed the Wales Open Sunday, to move into an automatic Ryder Cup qualification position.


On the North American circuit, Carl Pettersson fought off a chasing pack to claim a two-stroke victory in the Memorial tournament in Dublin. Ohio.

Pettersson’s second career PGA Tour titles comes with an invitation to the U.S. Open in two weeks.

But Annika Sörenstam fell short with three bogeys on the final round of the LPGA Shoprite Classic in Galloway, New Jersey. The Swedish ace shared second with South Korea’s Jeong Jang and American Sherri Steinhauer, three strokes behind Seon Hwa Lee of South Korea.

With the soccer World Cup around to start, Sweden drew 1-1 against Chile in their final warm-up match. Coach Lars Lagerback says his team will have to play more aggressively in the tournament.

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