March 11, 2012

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) -- Andre Myhrer of Sweden won the season's second-to-last men's World Cup slalom Sunday, while Marcel Hirscher of Austria straddled a gate in the opening run and failed to score points for the overall championship.

Myhrer held on to his lead after the first run and finished in an aggregate time of 1 minute, 40.99 seconds to win his first title of the season and third overall.

Myhrer beat second-place Cristian Deville of Italy by 0.49. Alexis Pinturault of France was 0.58 back in third.

Defending overall champion Ivica Kostelic of Croatia finished 16th to extend his lead in the slalom standings over Hirscher to 50 points.

Beat Feuz of Switzerland, who skipped the race, remains in the overall lead.

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