Keeping Score

Keeping score

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Number of times that Indian rookie Shubhankar Sharma has won in only 13 career starts on the European Tour. Sharma, 21, shot a bogey-free 10-under 62 in the final round Sunday to erase a four-stroke deficit and win the Maybank Championship at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sharma, who won the Joburg Open in December, finished at 21-under 267, two strokes ahead of Spain’s Jorge Campillo, who closed with 68 for a 19-under 269 total (scores: http://bit.ly/2nyW377).

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Score, a par, that Gary Woodland made on the first playoff hole, No. 18 at TPC Scottsdale, as he defeated local favorite Chez Reavie to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Woodland had birdied three of the final four holes – Nos. 15-17 – to cap a 7-under 64 and claim a two-stroke clubhouse lead at 18-under 266. However, Reavie, after a bogey at the par-3 16th, birdied Nos. 17 and 18 – punctuated by a 21-foot putt on the 72nd hole – to shoot 66 and force a playoff. It was the third career PGA Tour victory for Woodland, 33, who hadn’t won since 2013. Third-round leader Rickie Fowler faded with a 2-over 73 into a T-11 finish (scores: http://bit.ly/2wE1lpy).

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Number of strokes by which Australia’s Minjee Lee won the Women’s Oates Vic Open. Lee, 21, of Perth, birdied the par-5 18th on 13th Beach Golf Links’ Beach Course in Barwon Heads for a 6-under 67 and a 13-under 279 total to win the opening event of 2018 on the Ladies European Tour. She also won the tournament in 2014 as a 17-year-old amateur. Australian rookie Karis Davidson (71) placed second at 8-under 284, followed by England’s Georgia Hall (68) and Australia’s Hannah Green (70) at 7-under 285. American Cheyenne Woods (70) recovered from a second-round 80 to place eighth at 5-under 287. Lee won three LPGA titles in the 2015 and ’16 seasons (scores: http://bit.ly/2E2FhED).

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Final-round score for Scott Langley, the low round of the day, as he rallied from a six-stroke deficit to win the Web.com Tour’s Panama Championship. Langley won despite a double-bogey 6 on the 16th hole at Panama Golf Club in Panama City. He posted a 5-under score and a 7-under 273 for a two-stroke victory over Puerto Rico’s Rafael Campos (67). It was the first victory in 40 career starts on the developmental tour for Langley, 28, the 2010 NCAA individual champion out of Illinois and a four-year veteran of the PGA Tour (scores: http://bit.ly/2wEFa2e).


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