Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of strokes by which South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen won the South African Open on Sunday in Johannesburg. Oosthuizen shot a final-round 4-under 67 for an 18-under 266 total at Randpark Golf Club. France’s Romain Langasque (66) finished second at 12-under 272. American Kurt Kitayama, a European Tour rookie who had won the previous week at the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open in only his third start on the tour, faded on the weekend to tie for 15th. Langasque, South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel and England’s Oliver Wilson qualified for the British Open on July 18-21 at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland via the Open Qualifying Series. Oosthuizen earned €174,417 (about $199,000) from the 17.5 million rand purse (about $1.234 million). The tournament was co-sanctioned by the European, Sunshine and Asian tours (scores).


Number of strokes under par that American Danny Walker shot to win the 72-hole Tour Qualifying Tournament at Chandler, Ariz. Walker, a 2018 Virginia graduate who won in the last of his 12 starts on the Canadian tour this summer, birdied his final three holes for a 9-under 63 at Whirlwind Golf Club’s Cattail Course. His 261 total edged American Norman Xiong (69) by one stroke. Walker earned $50,000 from the $480,000 purse and fully-exempt status for the 2019 Tour season. Cody Blick shot 63 to finish T-25 while playing with borrowed clubs after having his set stolen during the night. Nos. 2-10 (and ties) will be subject to the third reshuffle, with 12 guaranteed starts on the developmental tour; Nos. 11-40 and ties will be subject to the second reshuffle, with eight guaranteed starts (scores).


Number of strokes under par that the Patton Kizzire-Brian Harman team posted in 54 holes to win the QBE Shootout, a PGA Tour exhibition in Naples, Fla. Kizzire and Harman, both two-time winners on the PGA Tour, shot 11-under 61 in the final-round four-ball format for a 186 total at Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. They earned $845,000 from the $3.4 million purse. Lexi Thompson, the only female in the 24-player exhibition, teamed with Tony Finau to finish seventh. Twelve teams competed in a variety of formats: scramble on Friday, modified alternate shot on Saturday and better ball on Sunday (scores).

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