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Morning Sports Report - August 11, 2014

Cameron Percy wins the Price Cutter Charity Championship, and Bass Pro's Tony Stewart was involved in an accident that killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward, Jr. Saturday night.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Championship Sunday teed off with a trio holding the lead at 16 under.

And six web.com pros just one stroke back.

"This is the silver anniversary of the Price Cutter Charity Championship.  In the previous 24 years, only one non-American has won.

That was Australian Anthony Painter back in 1998.

But in that group at the top you have Denmark's Sebastian Cappelen, and Australia's Cameron Percy.  Martin Piller's from Ft. Worth Texas.

One group ahead, Carlos Sainz Junior made a move, this birdie on three moves him to 18 under.

He birded five holes on the front side, and was at 20 under at the turn.

Michael Kim, who owned the lead after two rounds, sinks this birdie putt on 11 to move into a tie for first at 20 under.

Sainz was in trouble on 11, his bunker shot does not clear the trap.  He managed to save par but that would set the tone for the rest of his day.

"I mean I was a little nervous, cause I knew I had it going. That was a very easy bunker shot, just really didn't execute it," said Carlos Sainz, Jr.

After five straight pars on the back nine, Kim's approach on 17 lands inches from the cup.

His tap in birdie gives him the lead at 21 under.

"Perfect, smooth 8 iron and it almost went in. Just had a tap in for birdie on that hole," said Michael Kim.

But his tee shot on 18 landed in the mud, he picked it up and was penalized because he wasn't in the fairway.

That cost him a stroke and the tournament.

"It really is frustrating to be honest. I was pretty close to my first web.com," said Kim.

Sainz had a chance to win on 18, but his birdie putt slides past the cup, leaving him in second place.

The door was open for 40-year veteran Cameron Percy.

The Australian has, bounced back and forth from web.com to the regular tour with no wins.

"I knew I had to go for it, that's win or bust sort of thing," said Cameron Percy.

After getting relief from a water drain, Percy nearly sank this eagle putt.

Didn't matter, his short birdie putt wins the Price Cutter Charity Championship with a 21 under par effort.

"I was alright till I took it back, then I started crying when I hit it and it went in and I was like I'm alright," said Percy.

With the win Percy's gets $121,500 and is guaranteed a second trip back to the regular tour.

"I didn't think about it but it starts getting to you. What's going to happen here, something crazy is going to happen but I got luck today and couldn't be happier," said Percy.

At the Charity Championship Dan Lucy KOLR 10 sports.

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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.--Now moving to a tragic story on the tracks. Bass Pro's Tony Stewart was involved in an accident that killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward, Jr. Saturday night.

Stewart was racing in a dirt-track race in New York, when he hit the on-foot driver.

Ward, Jr. was pronounced dead on arrival.

Stewart was supposed to race in Sunday's sprint cup series at Watkins Glen.

Regan Smith raced in his place finishing 37th. While A.J. Allmendinger won the race.

Stewart released a statement saying, "There aren't words to describe the sadness i feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward, Jr. It's a very emotional time for all involved, and it is the reason I've decided not to participate in today's race at Watkins Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy," said Stewart.

"He was visibly shaken by this incident and has promised his continuing cooperation in this investigation. There are no criminal charges pending at this time. This is an on going investigation," said Ontario County Sheriff, Philip C. Povero.


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