VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Alex Noren shot a 10-under 62 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Seven strokes back entering the round, the Swede made six birdies and holed a 6-foot eagle putt on the No. 18 to complete what he described as “probably the best round of my life.”
It set the clubhouse target of 11-under 277, and Noren had to wait more than two hours to see if the lead would hold up in the European Tour’s signature event. The 62 established a course record on the revamped West Course, though Thomas Bjorn also shot a 62 in 2014.
No one got within a shot of him, with Henrik Stenson, Branden Grace, Shane Lowry and Hideto Tanihara among the chasers falling away as rain arrived late in the afternoon. Francesco Molinari was second after a 68, with Stenson (68), Tanihara (68) and Nicolas Colsaerts (65) another shot back.
Noren won for the ninth time on the European Tour, with four of the victories coming in a 10-event stretch last July-November.
DEAN & DELUCA INVITATIONAL
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Kisner birdied the first three holes on the back nine to take the lead and held on to win at Colonial after defending champion Jordan Spieth’s Sunday charge.
Kisner shot a 4-under 66 to finish at 10-under 270, including a clutch par save on the 18th hole after a wayward tee shot and an approach that was off the back side of the green and well below the hole. He finished a stroke ahead of Spieth, Sean O’Hair and Jon Rahm.
Spieth shot a bogey-free 65, and was standing on a chair to see over the crowd at the 18th green when Kisner putted up the mound to 5 feet of the cup and then made the winning putt. That came right after Rahm’s 10-foot birdie chance skirted just to the left of the hole.
The 33-year-old Kisner won his second PGA Tour title in 148 starts. He was a runner-up twice this year, and six times over past three seasons.
Spieth, who had missed consecutive cuts at The Players Championship and the AT&T Byron Nelson, was trying to become the only player other than Ben Hogan to win consecutive Colonials. Hogan won five times, including the first two in 1946 and 1947, along with consecutive wins again in 1952 and 1953.
O’Hair and Rahm each shot 66.
SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Bernhard Langer played near-flawless golf and took advantage of Vijay Singh’s late mistakes to win the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National for his record ninth senior major.
The Senior PGA was the only major that had eluded the 59-year-old German star during his dominant decade-long run on the 50-and-over circuit. He tied Jack Nicklaus’ senior major record last week with a comeback victory in the Regions Tradition in Alabama.
Despite a few dozen protesters, the drama remained on the course at President Donald Trump’s club on the shores of the Potomac River. Trump, coming off a nine-day trip abroad, did not attend the final round.
Langer pulled ahead of Singh with a 12-foot birdie on the par-4 16th. Singh three-putted 17 to give Langer a two-shot advantage. After Singh birdied 18, Langer calmly tapped in for par and a one-shot victory. He shot a 4-under 68 to finish at 18-under 270. Singh closed with a 70.
Langer also won the season-opening event in Hawaii and has 32 career senior victories.
LPGA VOLVIK CHAMPIONSHIP
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shanshan Feng shot a 4-under 68 to hold off Minjee Lee and Sung Hyun Park by a stroke in the LPGA Volvik Championship.
The Chinese star took a one-stroke lead into the final round, then kept the competition at bay at Travis Pointe Country Club.
Feng led by four strokes with four holes to play, but she made a bogey on No. 16 and Lee birdied 17. Needing a bogey on the 18th to win, Feng easily tapped in for one and finished at a tournament-record 19-under 269. Lee (65) made six birdies on the front nine, and Park (66) had four on the back.
Feng won her seventh LPGA Tour title. She won consecutive events last year in Malaysia and Japan to cap a string of seven straight top-four finishes that started with the Olympic bronze medal.
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Texas junior Scottie Scheffler opened a three-stroke lead in the NCAA individual competition and Vanderbilt topped the team standings at Rich Harvest Farms.
Scheffler shot his third straight 4-under 68. Vanderbilt’s Matthias Schwab (70) and Illinois’ Dylan Meyer (69) were tied for second.
On Monday, the individual champion will be crowned and the top eight teams will advance to match play.
Vanderbilt shot an 8-under 280 to reach 18-under 846. Oklahoma, Southern California and UNLV were a stroke back, Illinois was 14 under, Oklahoma State 12 under and Baylor and Virginia 9 under. The top four scores each round count in the team total for the five-man squads.
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