Barnes and Holmes Win CVS Charity Classic

BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) – Rickey Barnes and J.B. Holmes combined

for a string of seven consecutive birdies on the back nine Tuesday

and captured the Charity Classic with a final 36-hole score of

21-under 121.

That total was two strokes shy of the tournament record set by

Mark Calcavecchia and Nick Price in 2001.

Barnes and Holmes finished one stroke ahead of Angela Stanford

and Brett Quigley in the best-ball format at Rhode Island Country

Club. Holmes birdied holes 11 through 16, which enabled his team to

shoot a 13-under 58.

Barnes, who has six top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season,

was a late entrant when the LPGA Tour's Paula Creamer withdrew last

week because of a thumb injury.

Holmes and Barnes split the winner's share of $300,000 of the

total purse of $1,500,000.


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