Number of major championships – or LPGA titles of any kind, for that matter – for England’s Georgia Hall, who won the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes in her homeland. Hall, 22, holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole Sunday to take the lead and shot 5-under 67 for a 17-under 271 total and two-stroke victory over Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum (70). Hall, who had her father, Wayne, on the bag, was born during the 1996 Masters won by England’s Nick Faldo and was named for the home state of Augusta National Golf Club. Hall is England’s first female major champion since Karen Stupples won the Women’s British Open in 2004. South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu (70) placed third at 13-under 275. No Americans were among the top 14 (scores).
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England’s Georgia Hall, seemingly destined for a major championship since birth when she was named in a tribute to countryman Nick Faldo’s 1996 green jacket, wins the Ricoh Women’s British Open in her homeland.
Number of consecutive cuts that Austria’s Sepp Straka had missed on the Web.com Tour before winning the KC Golf Classic, his first victory in his second season on the developmental tour. Straka, 25, who played college golf at Georgia, shot a final-round 2-under 69 for a 22-under 262 total and one-stroke triumph at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, Kan. American Kyle Jones (71) placed second at 21-under 263, followed by American Sam Burns (66) at 18-under 266 (scores).
Margin of victory, in strokes, for American Justin Thomas in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Thomas, 25, shot a final-round 1-under 69 for a 15-under 265 total at Firestone Country Club’s South Course in Akron, Ohio. American Kyle Stanley (68) placed second at 11-under 269. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson of the U.S. and Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark surged with final-round 64s to share third at 10-under 270. Thomas, the Tour’s reigning season champion, posted his ninth career victory in 112 career starts (scores). He will seek to defend his title in the PGA Championship this week at Bellerive in St. Louis (tee times).
Number of Texas Longhorns who have won the Western Amateur since the tournament’s inception in 1899. Cole Hammer, a Texas freshman from Houston, defeated Davis Riley, 1 up, at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, Ill. Hammer joins Texas alums Rik Massengale (1968), Ben Crenshaw (1973), Justin Leonard (1992 and ’93), John Klauk (2002) and Beau Hossler (2014) as Western winners.
Number of career victories on the Asian Tour for Gaganjeet Bhullar, the most by an Indian, who also claimed his first European Tour title by winning the co-sponsored Fiji International. Bhullar shot a final-round 6-under 66 at Natadola (Fiji) Bay Golf Club for a 14-under total and one-stroke victory over Australia’s Anthony Quayle (63). South Africa’s Ernie Els (65) shared third place with New Zealand’s Ben Campbell (66) at 12-under 276 (scores).
Number of victories on the Champions Tour for Kenny Perry, who won the 3M Championship. Perry, who built a five-stroke lead after a second-round 12-under 60 at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn., cruised to a three-stroke victory over Wes Short Jr. (63) with a final-round 69 and 21-under 195 total. Perry joins Hale Irwin as three-time winners of the tournament. The 3M will be promoted to a PGA Tour stop beginning next season (scores).
Number of points scored by American Andrew Putnam to win the PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is the only one on the PGA Tour that uses the modified Stableford format, which encourages aggressive play. The scoring: double eagle (8 points), eagle (5), birdie (2), par (0), bogey (-1) and double bogey or worse (-3) (scores).