Gavins, Anannarukarn win at Ballymena

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BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (AP) England's Daniel Gavins overturned a seven-shot deficit to claim his first European Tour title at the World Invitational on Sunday, and Thailand's Pajaree Anannarukarn recovered from a triple bogey to win the women's tournament after a playoff.

Gavins carded a bogey-free, 5-under 65 in the final round at Ballymena to set the clubhouse target of 13-under par that none of the later starters proved able to match.

Compatriot David Horsey (72) held a share of the lead until losing a ball on the 18th following a wild tee shot to finish a shot behind in second. New Zealand's Daniel Hillier (70) had been 13 under before dropping shots on the 16th and 17th. He finished tied for third on 11 under with overnight leader Jordan Smith (74), Alejandro Canizares (67) and Masahiro Kawamura (69).

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