Ken Venturi had a severe stuttering problem as a youth, lost competitive golf to carpal tunnel syndrome in his prime, lost a wife to brain cancer and 17 months ago underwent heart surgery. Yet he’s inclined to repeat, “I’ve been very fortunate.”
The Blue Devils sophomore made par on third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Louisville’s Anna-Karin Ljungstrom to win the LSU Golf Classic. Duncan shot 72-75-71 and finished regulation play at 2-over 218. It was Duncan’s second college victory.