Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of the seven players who have led a major championship by seven or more strokes after 54 holes and not gone on to win the tournament. American Brooks Koepka, the eighth man to hold such a lead in a major, shot even-par 70 on Saturday in the PGA Championship for a 12-under 198 total and seven-stroke lead at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. Koepka, who will be the two-time defending champion at the U.S. Open next month, is seeking to successfully defend his PGA title and retain the Wanamaker Trophy today for his fourth major championship (scores).


Ranking for leader Brooks Koepka in the PGA Championship in these statistical categories: strokes gained total (19.063), strokes gained tee to green (17.299), strokes gained approach the green (11.159), proximity to the green (26 feet 1 inch) and scrambling (9 of 11). And, of course, he's No. 1 in the category that matters the most: total strokes, at 198 (scores).


Number of strokes by which Duke led when play was suspended after a storm-ravaged day at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship in Fayetteville, Ark. Twelve of the 24 teams field had not started the second round at Blessings Golf Club before play was halted. In a statement late Saturday, the NCAA announced that the stroke-play portion of the tournament will be cut to 54 holes, from the scheduled 72. Duke stood 11 under as a team in the second round to trim its overall score to 2 over. Southern Cal was second. The medalist will be crowned after 54 holes. The low eight teams will advance to match play, which will be contested Tuesday and Wednesday, to determine the team champion (scores).


Score for American Robby Shelton, whose 5-under third-round score vaulted him into the lead at the Tour’s Knoxville Open. After three trips around Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn., Shelton stood at 15-under 198, two strokes ahead of Americans Mark Hubbard (70) and Billy Kennerly (69) and England’s Ben Taylor (64). Shelton, 23, in his second year on the developmental tour, posted his first victory two weeks ago at the Nashville Golf Open (scores).


Score, which is even par, for co-leaders Trish Johnson and Helen Alfredsson at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open in Southern Pines, N.C. Johnson, of England, shot 5-under 66 to catch second-round leader Alfredsson (69), of Sweden, entering today’s final round at Pine Needles Lodge. American Juli Inkster (71) was four strokes behind (scores).

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