Keeping Score

Keeping score

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Number of victories on the PGA Tour for Corey Conners, who won the Valero Texas Open on Sunday. Conners, 27, a Canadian, flipped the script after he seemingly faded from the hunt with four consecutive bogeys to finish his front nine at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks course. Conners birdied six of his final nine holes to shoot 6-under 66 and post a 20-under 268 total, edging American Charley Hoffman (67) by two strokes. Conners is the first Monday qualifier to win on Tour since 2010, when Arjun Atwal won at Greensboro. With the victory, Conners earns the final exemption into this week’s Masters, completing the field size at 87 players. It will be his second appearance at Augusta National. Conners missed the cut in the 2015 Masters after earning a berth as runner-up in the 2014 U.S. Amateur, to Gunn Yang (scores).


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Number of victories in the LPGA’s three West Coast events for Jin Young Ko, who won the ANA Inspiration, the women’s tour’s first major championship of the year. Ko, 23, of South Korea, shot a final-round 2-under 70 for a 10-under 278 total and three-stroke victory at Mission Hills Country Club’s Dinah Shore Tournament Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Two weeks ago, Ko won the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. She is a four-time winner on the LPGA. South Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee (70) placed second at 7-under 281, and American Lexi Thompson (67) finished third at 6-under 282 (scores).


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Number of players who broke par in the final round of the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur at Augusta National Golf Club. Jennifer Kupcho, 21, a Wake Forest senior from Westminster, Colo., and the reigning NCAA champion, posted the day’s low round, a 5-under 67, to complete a four-stroke victory. The first two rounds were played at nearby Champions Retreat Golf Club before a cut was made to the low 30 to play Augusta National (scores).


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Number of strokes under par that the Netherlands’ Daan Huizing finished to win the inaugural Jordan Mixed Open. Huizing closed with a 4-under 68 for a 200 total for 54 holes and a two-stroke victory in Aqaba, Jordan. Huizing, 28, hadn’t won in professional golf since 2013, when he won two tournaments in a three-week stretch on the Challenge Tour. The inaugural event brought together players from Europe’s Challenge, Staysure and Ladies European tours at Ayla Golf Club to compete for the same prize fund. England’s Meghan MacLaren (72), who was the 36-hole leader after consecutive 65s, placed second at 14-under 202. Distances at Ayla Golf Club varied for the competitors: about 7,100 yards for the Challenge Tour players, about 6,600 for the Staysure members; and about 6,100 for the LET players (scores).


29

Number of points accumulated, out of a possible 30, for Angela Zhang, the winner in the girls 7-9 age group in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National Golf Club. Zhang won the drive and chip categories in her age group, scoring 10 points each, and finished second in the putt category, adding nine more points. Zhang, 9, of Bellevue, Wash., who stands 4 feet 10 inches and weighs 75 pounds, belted a 189-yard drive, 33 yards longer than her nearest competitor. She was one of eight age-group winners – four boys and four girls – among the 80 finalists for youngsters ages 7-15. Treed Huang, 14, of Katy, Texas, won the boys 14-15 division, his second national title at Augusta. He also won the boys 7-9 division in 2014 (scores).


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