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Keeping score


Number of events in the Champions Tour’s Charles Schwab Cup playoffs, which begin today at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic at Country Club of Virginia in Richmond. After next week’s Invesco QQQ Championship in Thousand Oaks, Calif., the 50-and-older tour concludes with the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Nov. 8-11 in Phoenix (tee times).


Number of birdies that Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn rang up in posting a bogey-free 66 for the first-round lead in the Buick LPGA Shanghai. South Korea’s Sei Young Kim and American Danielle Kang were tied at 67 (scores).


Number of golfers – nearly half of the 126-man field – who were left to complete first-round play today when the European Tour’s weather-suspended Andalucia Valderrama Masters resumed in Spain. England’s Ashley Chesters shot 5-under 66 at Real Club Valderrama for the early first-round lead (scores).


Number of starts on the PGA Tour since American Chez Reavie, who held the first-round lead in the CJ Cup, has won. Reavie, 36, shot 4-under 68 in cool, windy conditions for a one-stroke lead at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea. He hit 14 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens. Reavie owns one victory on Tour, as a rookie at the 2008 RBC Canadian Open (scores).