Extra Points: Peabody’s late goal powers MU

Monday, October 25, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 10:55 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Missouri soccer team defeated Baylor 3-2 in Waco, Texas on Sunday. The Tigers improved to 8-9-1 (5-5 in the Big 12 Conference) with the win.

The Tigers were down 2-1 with only 20 minutes left when senior Shea Swoboda recovered a Kristen Heil header off the Baylor goalpost and tapped the ball in to tie. Senior Melissa Peabody’s goal off a corner kick in the 80th minute put the Tigers up for good.

Junior Jennifer Nobis scored the team’s other goal 22 minutes in. Freshman goalkeeper Laura Buehrig had five saves.

It was the Tigers’ last conference game.

MU BASEBALL: The Black team defeated the Gold team 16-8 in the first game of the Tigers’ Fall World Series at Taylor Stadium. Junior Stephan Spaugh was 3-5 with a home run, double and six RBIs for the Black team. Freshman John McKee led the Gold team with a home run, two RBIs and three walks.

The Tigers continue the World Series tonight at 6 p.m. at Taylor Stadium.

FUNAI CLASSIC: Ryan Palmer birdied four straight holes down the stretch and closed with a 10-under 62 to win by three shots over Vijay Singh and Briny Baird.

Palmer, 28, from Texas, finished at 22-under 266 and earned $756,000 for his first PGA Tour victory. Palmer, no relation to Arnold, started the final round five shots out of the lead.

Singh, trying to win his fourth straight PGA Tour event, made three straight birdies to get within two shots of the lead with four holes to play. But he found a fairway bunker on the 16th, his approach went 50 feet beyond the pin, and he three-putted for bogey to finish with a 67.

Baird, who shared the lead with Tom Lehman going into the final round, shot 70 and joined Singh at 269. Lehman shot 72 and tied for sixth.

Along with two tap-in birdies, Palmer chipped in from 40 feet on the 15th hole and made a 45-foot birdie on No. 17.

His 62 was the lowest closing round by a winner on the PGA Tour since Phil Tataurangi had a 62 in Las Vegas two years ago. It tied the Disney record previously held by Duffy Waldorf (2000) and John Huston (1992).

“To beat the No. 1 player in the world ... who was pretty much unstoppable the last few weeks was just awesome,” Palmer said.

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