Keeping Score

Keeping score

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Margin of victory, in strokes, for Chris Paisley in the BMW SA Open at Ekurhuleni, South Africa. Paisley, 31, an Englishman who played college golf at Tennessee, closed with a 6-under 66 on Sunday at Glendower Golf Club for a 21-under 267 total. South Africa’s Branden Grace (68) placed second at 18-under 270, and countryman J.C. Ritchie (65) finished third at 16-under 272. American Chase Koepka, the younger brother of reigning U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, was among a group tied for seventh at 13-under 275 (scores: http://bit.ly/2Fm4TgL).

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Number of consecutive birdies that American Dan McCarthy made en route to the second-round lead in the Web.com Tour’s season-opening Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, which was suspended by darkness. McCarthy birdied Nos. 10-13 on the Sandals Emerald Bay’s Emerald Reef course as he shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 for an 8-under 136 total. Australian Rhein Gibson (68) and American Mark Anderson (71) were one stroke back, at 7-under 137. First-round leader Matt Ryan also was 7 under but had played only three holes of his second round. McCarthy, 32, playing on a major-medical extension after having missed five months last season with an injured right wrist, won four times in 2016 on the Canadian tour en route to its Order of Merit title (scores: http://bit.ly/2wEFa2e). 

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Number of years since Scott Parel had won a professional tournament before he claimed the Diamond Resorts Invitational, an unofficial event that involved Champions, LPGA and celebrity players. Parel and Scott Dunlap had tied with 93 points in the modified Stableford format before Parel won with a par on the first playoff hole, the par-3 18th, at Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort in Orlando, Fla. Parel won his first title since the 2013 Air Capital Classic on the Web.com Tour (scores: http://bit.ly/2D99B3i).

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Number of sudden-death playoff holes that Patton Kizzire needed to outlast James Hahn and win the Sony Open in Hawaii. Kizzire shot a final-round 2-under 68 at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu to share the lead at 17-under 263 with Hahn, who closed with a 62. For Kizzire, 31, the victory was his second this season, after he won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in the fall (scores: http://bit.ly/2wE1lpy).

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Number of points that Europe won, among 12 available, in singles play Sunday to erase a one-point deficit and rally past Asia, 14-10, in the biennial EurAsia Cup at Glenmarie Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Belgium’s Thomas Pieters, the 2012 NCAA champion from Illinois, defeated South Korea’s Byeong Hun An, the 2009 U.S. Amateur champion and a Cal alumnus, 1 up, for the deciding point in a matchup of emerging world-class players who developed their games in the U.S. England’s Tommy Fleetwood, the reigning Race to Dubai champion on the European Tour, and countryman Tyrrell Hatton went 3-0 for Europe. Japan’s Yuta Ikeda went 3-0 for Asia (scoring: http://bit.ly/2EFNNJx).


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