Keeping Score

Keeping score


Score, a birdie, made by American Robby Shelton on the first playoff hole as he defeated countryman Scottie Scheffler to win the Tour’s Nashville Golf Open on Sunday. Shelton, who started the day with a three-stroke lead, bogeyed his first four holes at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club in Brentwood, Tenn. He proceeded to play the last 14 in a bogey-free 5 under to shoot 1-under 71 and tie Scheffler, who had stormed to the top of the leaderboard with a 64, at 15-under 273. Shelton, 23, earned his first victory on the developmental tour after having finished second and fourth in his two previous starts (scores).


Number of consecutive years that South Korea’s Sei Young Kim has won on the LPGA as she prevailed in a three-way playoff in the LPGA Mediheal Championship. Kim, 25, birdied the par-5 18th hole at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif., to outlast England’s Bronte Law and South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6. Kim, who squandered a three-stroke overnight lead with a double bogey and bogey on his first two holes, birdied the 18th hole to shoot 3-over 75 and force a playoff against Law, who shot 65, and Lee6, who closed with 67. It was the eighth career victory for Lee, who improved to 4-0 in playoffs (scores).


Distance, in feet, of the birdie putt that Finland’s Mikko Korhonen made on the first playoff hole to defeat France’s Benjamin Hebert and win the European Tour’s Volvo China Open. Korhonen closed with a 6-under 66 to tie Hebert (69), the 54-hole leader, at 20-under 268 at Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen, China. They returned to the par-4 18th, where Korhonen, 38, claimed his second career victory. Spain’s Jorge Campillo, who won a week earlier at the Trophee Hassan II, finished one stroke behind, in third (scores).


Number of strokes under par that American Scott McCarron finished through 54 holes to win the Champions Tour’s Insperity Invitational. McCarron closed with a 5-under 67 for a 199 total and two-stroke victory over American Scott Parel at The Woodlands (Texas) Country Club. It was the first victory of the season and the 10th of his career for McCarron, 53, on the 50-and-older tour (scores).


Number of career starts on the PGA Tour for American Max Homa, who won the Wells Fargo Championship for his first victory. Homa shot 4-under 67 for a 15-under 269 total and three-stroke victory over American Joel Dahmen (70) at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. England’s Justin Rose (68) placed third at 11-under 273. Homa, 28, the 2013 NCAA champion out of California, was a two-time winner on the Tour. Two years ago, Homa made only two cuts in 17 starts on the PGA Tour before earning his way back to the big leagues via the Tour last year (scores).

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