Monday, April 28, 2008

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Florida teenager Vicky Hurst broke the Duramed Futures Tour's 54-hole scoring record Sunday, closing with an 8-under 64 for an 18-under 198 total and a three-stroke victory in the Jalapeno Golf Classic

The 17-year-old Hurst, from Melbourne, Fla., broke the 54-hole scoring mark of 16 under set by Grace Park in 1999 in Morgantown, W.Va. Hurst also shattered the tournament mark of 12 under set by Virada Nirapathpongporn in 2005.

"It was awesome," said Hurst, who will graduate from high school next month. "My goal is to make it to the LPGA Tour. "I'm just playing with the same mind-set I had as a junior and giving it the best I have."

Hurst earned $11,900 for her first professional victory.

She will play the LPGA Tour's SemGroup Championship next week in Broken Arrow, Okla.

"My goal is to just make the cut," Hurst said. "I just need to go out and focus on my game one shot at a time."

Ashley Prange shot a 65 to finish second.

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