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
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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