Poor finish to best WC seasons for Vonn, Hirscher

ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press Published:

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn and Marcel Hirscher have ended their best-ever World Cup seasons, though neither of the overall champions finished on a high note.

Vonn lost her right pole before finishing 24th in the last women's giant slalom and failed to set a record for the most World Cup points scored in one season. The American will have to let Hermann Maier's 12-year-old mark of 2,000 points stand for at least another year.

Hirscher straddled a gate in the final men's slalom and missed out on the discipline title, one day after the Austrian gave a ski-mad nation what it had been longing for since 2006 -- the overall title.