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West team wins Notah Begay Challenge

By WKTV Sports/AP

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Notah Begay III combined to shoot 9 under and lead the American side to victory Wednesday in the NB3 Foundation Challenge at Turning Stone Resort's Atunyote Golf Club.
   
The 12-player field was split into two teams, with Woods and Begay serving on a West squad that also included PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland and LPGA Tour players Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson.
   
Woods and Begay, teammates at Stanford, took on K.J. Choi and Y.E. Yang in one of three stroke-play matches that were billed as an "East Meets West" challenge involving Asian and American players. The other pairings had Woodland and Kerr against Danny Lee and Se Ri Pak, and Fowler and Thompson playing against Charlie Wi and Yani Tseng.
   
Woods and Begay beat Choi and Yang 9-7, Woodland and Kerr beat Lee and Pak 8-7, andTseng and Wi tied Fowler and Thompson 7-7, giving the Americans a 2.5 to 0.5 victory.
   
The winning team shared $450,000, and Woods presented Begay a check for $500,000 for his foundation.
   
The fifth annual event is the chief fundraiser for Begay's foundation, which is dedicated to helping fight obesity and diabetes in the Native American community.

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