Lipsky wins Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — David Lipsky won the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa on his first attempt as his final-round 68 gave him a two-shot victory over David Drysdale.
Lipsky finished on 14-under 274 and kept his nerve at the end of his round to clinch a second career European Tour title. He made a double-bogey five on the 16th but a par on 17 and a birdie on the 18th made sure of the title for the American.
Lipsky leads by a stroke after 2 rounds at Leopard Creek
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — David Lipsky will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Alfred Dunhill Championship after a bogey-free 6-under 66 at Leopard Creek Country Club on Friday.
Lipsky went to 8-under 136 overall and is chased by four Scottish players: Scott Jamieson (66) and Marc Warren (67) are a shot behind on 7 under and Doug McGuigan (66) and David Drysdale (69) are one more behind them.
Ashun Wu shoots 66 to take 3-shot lead at KLM Open
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ashun Wu of China birdied his first two holes Friday to set up a 5-under 66 and take a three-shot lead into the weekend at the KLM Open.
Wu's round followed a bogey-free 64 on Thursday and put him ahead of Englishman Jonathan Thomson, who had 10 birdies and three bogeys on his way to a 36-hole total of 133 at The Dutch in Spijk.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau reeled off four birdies in the last seven holes to shoot a 4-under 68 and remain top of the leaderboard after the second round of the European Open on Friday.
The 24-year-old American, who led overnight, finished with a 10-under total of 134. He is one stroke ahead of Richard McEvoy of England (65) and Matthias Schwab (67) of Austria.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Adrian Otaegui has beaten Benjamin Hebert by two shots in the final of the Belgian Knockout to win his second European Tour title.
The hybrid format opened with two rounds of stroke play on Thursday and Friday, before the leading 64 players competed in nine-hole knockout stroke play matches.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Home favorite Nicolas Colsaerts qualified for the quarterfinals of the inaugural Belgian Knockout on Saturday.
The event has an unusual format. The opening two rounds were strokeplay, then the leading 64 players competed in nine-hole knockout strokeplay matches.
Colsaerts claimed victories over Richie Ramsay, Lorenzo Gagli and Joachim B. Hansen to set up a quarterfinal against James Heath of England.
British Masters winner leads Alfred Dunhill after 1st round
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Paul Dunne picked up where he left off at Newcastle-upon-Tyne as he led the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with Nicolas Colsaerts after the first round on Thursday.
Four days after winning the British Masters, Dunne shot a 5-under-par 67 in the three-course event on the Old Course. Colsaerts' 67, which represented a strong recovery after a triple-bogey 7 at the third, came at Kingsbarns.
Record-breaking Rahm wins Irish Open by 6 shots
PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland (AP) — Jon Rahm enhanced his burgeoning reputation by winning the Irish Open by six strokes and a record tournament score on Sunday, shooting a 7-under 65 in a final round marked by two eagles and rules controversy.