ROSWELL, Ga., June 28, 2014 – Barb Moxness earned her second career win on The Legends Tour today when she edged two-time defending champion Alicia Dibos in the third annual Judson Collegiate and Legends Pro-Am Challenge presented by AT&T.
Both Moxness and Dibos carded scores of 3-under 68 in regulation in the 18-hole tournament held at the Country Club of Roswell. Dibos, originally from Peru, led at 4-under par through 16 holes, while Moxness had completed her round of 68.
A bogey on No. 17 dropped Dibos into a tie with Moxness. The South American had a six-foot birdie chance on the 18th hole, but her putt to win the event slid past the hole, forcing a playoff between the two veteran LPGA pros.
Moxness and Dibos matched birdies on the first playoff hole – the par-five 18th – and returned to No. 18 for the second extra hole. On her approach shot, Moxness reached the green in two shots with a 3-wood, landing 10 feet below the hole. She missed her putt for eagle, but easily tapped in for birdie.
Dibos’ approach found a right greenside bunker and her bunker shot rolled 25 feet past the hole. Dibos was unable to make her birdie putt to force an extra hole, giving Moxness the victory.
“It’s been about 10 years since I last won, so this is a real treat,” said Moxness of Edina, Minn., who holed out from the fairway for an eagle-3 on the par-five 13th hole. “I made some really good par putts today to keep the momentum going.”
Moxness credited her youngest son, Tim, who caddied for his mom in today’s event and helped her read the greens. Moxness pocketed $15,000 for her win.
“Although I fell short of my bid for the three-peat, I’m very proud of the way I played,” said Dibos. “I chipped in for birdie on the first hole and made many great putts along the way. I’m pleased with my effort to defend this year.”
Val Skinner of Bayhead, N.J., Sweden’s Liselotte Neumann and Rosie Jones of Atlanta tied for third at one-under 70.
The tournament showcases the talents of 60 collegiate women golfers who played alongside 30 LPGA Legends professionals in today’s opening round. The college players will compete in a separate three-day event Saturday through Monday, June 30, which counts toward World Amateur Golf Rankings.
For complete results of the Legends Tour event, visit www.thelegendstour.com.