Keeping Score

Keeping score

1

Number of PGA Tour career victories for Francesco Molinari, who cruised to an eight-stroke triumph Sunday in the Quicken Loans National. Molinari, 35, of Italy, shot a bogey-free 8-under 62 at TPC Potomac (Md.) at Avenel Farm for a 21-under 259 total. He is a five-time winner on the European Tour, including this season’s BMW Championship, and a two-time Ryder Cup player for Europe. American Ryan Armour (68) was runner-up at 13-under 267, with South Korea’s Sung Kang (64) another stroke back. Tournament host Tiger Woods, whose foundation benefits from the event, closed with a 66 to share fourth with Mexico’s Abraham Ancer (72) at 11-under 269. It was the best finish for Woods since he tied for second at the Valspar Championship in March (scores).

2

Number of major championships won by South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park, who prevailed on the second playoff hole in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Ill. Park birdied both playoff holes, the second one at the par-4 16th after a 20-minute weather delay. Park (69), countrywoman So Yeon Ryu (73) and Japan’s Nasa Hataoka (64) tied at 10-under 278. Park, 24, who won the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open, has won four times on the LPGA, including this year’s Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic (scores).

3

Number of consecutive rounds in the 60s for Muni He, who won the Symetra Tour’s Prasco Charity Championship. He, of China, shot 65-69-67 for a 15-under 201 total at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio. The number of rounds in the 60s matched He’s total in 25 previous rounds on the developmental tour during a rookie season in which she had posted only one top-10 finish in nine previous starts. She turned pro in December 2017, forgoing her final 2½ seasons of eligibility at Southern Cal (scores).

4

Number of key exemptions earned by Leonie Harm with her victory Saturday in the British Women’s Amateur at Hillside (England) Golf Club. Harm defeated American Stephanie Lau, 3 and 2, in the scheduled 18-hole final to become the first German to win the title. Harm, 20, of Stuttgart, earned a spot in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes in August, plus the Evian Championship in September. She also played her way into the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur next year and the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open. It was the second national amateur title in the month for Harm, who also won the German International Amateur.

6

Number of players who finished within two strokes of American David Toms, who won the U.S. Senior Open for his first title on the 50-and-older tour. Toms, 51, shot even-par 70 on The Broadmoor’s East Course in Colorado Springs, Colo., for a 3-under 277 total. Americans Jerry Kelly (73) and Tim Petrovic (70) and Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez (69) shared second place at 2-under 278. Americans Paul Goydos (70) and Brandt Jobe (70) shared fifth with England’s Paul Broadhurst (69) at 1-under 279. Toms, who won 13 times on the PGA Tour, including the 2001 PGA Championship, had not won on a major professional tour since the PGA Tour’s 2011 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (scores).

7

Number of strokes that Alex Noren made up during the last 18 holes to win the HNA French Open for his 10th victory on the European Tour. Noren, 35, of Sweden, started the final round seven shots behind countryman Marcus Kinhult but birdied two of his final three holes to shoot 4-under 67 for a 7-under 277 total at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en Yvelines, France. Behind Noren, the leaders struggled home: Kinhult faded with a 76; England’s Chris Wood bogeyed two of the last four holes; and American Julian Suri, who held a share of the lead on the final hole, double bogeyed the 18th. American Justin Thomas, the only likely member of the U.S. team to preview the site of this fall’s Ryder Cup (“Thomas scouts France without Ryder mates,” June 28), tied for eighth (scores).

8764af99-d240-443e-9d1c-17f75a717a7b_400x600.jpg
Sweden’s Alex Noren rallies from 7 strokes behind to win the HNA French Open for his 10th career victory on the European Tour.

© GOLFFILE/THOS CAFFREY
Sweden’s Alex Noren rallies from 7 strokes behind to win the HNA French Open for his 10th career victory on the European Tour.

10

Number of birdies made by American Anders Albertson in a final-round 63 as he rallied to win the Web.com Tour’s Lincoln Land Charity Championship. Albertson rattled off seven consecutive birdies, on Nos. 4-10 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill., during a final-round 8-under 63. He finished at 25-under 259 for a two-stroke victory over Americans Adam Long (63) and Kramer Hickok (67), who shared second at 23-under 261. Albertson has made 12 of 14 cuts in his third season on the developmental tour but posted only one previous top-10 finish this season (scores).


Related Stories
|