Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of career victories on the PGA Tour for American rookie Adam Long, who held off playing competitors Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin down the stretch Sunday at the Desert Classic in La Quinta, Calif. The trio were tied at 25 under on the final hole before Long sank a 14-foot birdie putt on the Stadium Course’s par-4 18th hole to win. He shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 in the final round for a 26-under 262 total. Mickelson, 48, a 43-time winner on Tour who held a two-stroke lead after 54 holes, shot 69 to tie Hadwin (67) for runner-up. Long, 31, a 2010 Duke graduate, had missed his past three cuts in four starts this season. He played the past four seasons on the Tour, on which he made 113 career starts without a victory (scores).


Number of strokes by which Tom Lehman trailed before he rallied with a 7-under 65 on Saturday to win the Champions Tour’s season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Kaupulehu, Hawaii. Lehman finished 54 holes at 17-under 199, one stroke ahead of overnight leader David Toms, who made a three-putt bogey on the final hole at Hualalai Golf Club. Lehman, 59, posted his 12th victory on the 50-and-older tour (scores).


Number of strokes under par that Mexico’s Alvaro Ortiz played the final seven holes to win the Latin America Amateur. Ortiz made a 20-foot eagle putt on the par-5 12th hole at Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog course in La Romana, Dominican Republic, then birdied three birdies coming home to complete a 6-under 66. His 12-under 276 total was two strokes better than Costa Rica’s Luis Gagne, an LSU senior who also shot 66. With the victory, Ortiz earns a spot in the Masters, U.S. Amateur and British Amateur, plus berths in final qualifying for the U.S. Open and British Open. The victory ended a string of two consecutive runner-up finishes for Ortiz in the Latin America Amateur. Ortiz, 23, who recently completed his college career at Arkansas, is the younger brother of PGA Tour player Carlos Ortiz (scores).


Number of birdie 2s made for the week by Shane Lowry, a European Tour tournament record, as the Irishman won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates. Lowry shot a final-round 1-under 71 for an 18-under 270 total as he held off South Africa’s Richard Sterne (69) down the stretch for a one-stroke victory at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. It was the first victory for Lowry, 31, since he won the 2015 WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, and his fourth career title on the European Tour (scores). The Abu Dhabi stop was the first of eight $7 million-plus tournaments on the Rolex Series and the first of three straight weeks in the Middle East on the European Tour schedule.


Number of strokes under par, a tournament record, as Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond won the Asian Tour’s SMBC Singapore Open. Janewattananond, 23, closed with a 6-under 65 for a 266 total and two-stroke victory at Sentosa Golf Club for his third Asian Tour title (scores). Janewattananond led four qualifiers, including co-runner-up Yoshinori Fujimoto of Japan, Doyeob Mun of South Korea and fellow Thai Prom Meesawat, in qualifying for the British Open via the Open Qualifying Series. American Davis Love III, who tied for ninth, failed in his bid to qualify for the July 19-22 Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.


First-round score for Wade Binfield, who held a two-stroke clubhouse lead when play was suspended during a windy first round of the Tour’s Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. Binfield, playing on a sponsor exemption, bettered the first-round scoring average by 6.5 strokes as 35-mph gusts swept across Abaco Club in Great Abaco, Bahamas. Half of the field – 66 of the 132 players – must finish the first round this morning before second-round play begins. It is the second consecutive Sunday-through-Wednesday tournament in the Bahamas to start the year on the developmental tour (scores).

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