Number of career top-10 finishes on the Web.com Tour for Nelson Ledesma, who posted a two-stroke victory Sunday in the Lecom Health Challenge. Ledesma, 27, of Argentina, a rookie on the developmental tour, shot 5-under 67 in the final round at Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, N.Y., for a 22-under 266 total and two-stroke victory. American Kyle Jones (69) and Colombia’s Sebastian Munoz (70) shared second at 20-under 268. Ledesma won twice in six seasons on the Latinoamerica Tour before playing his way onto the Web.com Tour (scores).
Number of career victories on the PGA Tour for Kevin Na, who cruised to a five-stroke triumph at the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Na, 34, a native South Korean who was raised in Southern California and is a naturalized American, shot 6-under 64 in the final round for a 19-under 261 total at Greenbrier’s Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Na sank 143 feet, 8 inches of putts in the final round and 405 feet for the week, ranking third in strokes gained putting, at plus-7.089. His other victory came 158 starts ago, at the 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. American Kelly Kraft (70), a 54-hole co-leader, birdied the 18th hole to finish solo second at 14-under 266 (scores).
Number of players who earned berths on the PGA Tour and European Tour via the Open Qualifying Series into next week’s British Open. Kelly Kraft, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Kokrak and Austin Cook earned spots in the 147th Open at Carnoustie (Scotland) Golf Links out of the PGA Tour’s A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier. Ryan Fox, Andy Sullivan and Zander Lombard qualified out of the European Tour’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. The final four spots will be available this weekend, with three on offer at the European Tour’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and one from the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic.
Margin of victory, in strokes, for South Korea’s Sei Young Kim at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Kim, 25, scorched Thornberry Creek’s Legends Course in Oneida, Wis., with a 31-under 257 total, setting the LPGA’s 72-hole record for most strokes under par. It was her first victory of the season and seventh in 3½ years on the LPGA. Spain’s Carlota Ciganda (64) finished second at 22-under 266. American Emma Talley (67) tied for third with Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist (67) and South Korea’s Amy Yang (68) at 20-under 268 (scores).
Margin of victory, in points, for the Americans in the Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France. The U.S. claimed 18 of 24 points in Sunday’s singles matches to post a 38½-21½ victory against the International team in the annual series of collegians. For the first time, the matches included women. The U.S. leads the series, 12-9-1 (scores).
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Winner Russell Knox and some of the workers at Ballyliffin (Ireland) Golf Club celebrate Knox’s victory Sunday in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Length, in feet, of the two birdie putts that Scotland’s Russell Knox made on the 18th hole – on the 72nd hole of regulation and the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against New Zealand’s Ryan Fox – to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Knox closed with a 6-under 66 to tie Fox, who shot a final-round 68, at 14-under 274 at Ballyliffin (Ireland) Golf Club. Knox, 33, who started the final round six strokes behind, rolled in consecutive 40-footers from almost identical spots on the closing par 4 to win his second European Tour title. Knox had tied for second a week earlier at the HNA French Open, two weeks after he finished T-12 in the U.S. Open (scores).