Keeping Score

Keeping score

Helen Alfredsson, with the U.S. Senior Women's Open trophy


Number of U.S. Golf Association titles that Sweden’s Helen Alfredsson has won as she claimed a two-stroke victory at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. Alfredsson, 54, shot 1-over 72 for a 1-over 285 total at Pine Needles Lodge in Southern Pines, N.C. Alfredsson had won seven times on the LPGA and 11 times on the Ladies European Tour. American Juli Inkster (70) and England’s Trish Johnson (74) shared second at 3-over 287 in the second annual national championship for women 50 and older (scores).


Number of major championships won by American Brooks Koepka, all in the past 23 months, as he held on to claim the PGA Championship on Sunday. Koepka, 29, who brought a seven-stroke lead into the final round, shot 4-over 74 for an 8-under 272 total and two-stroke victory over Dustin Johnson at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. Koepka, who will be the two-time defending champion next month in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, also won last year’s PGA. Johnson, who shot 1-under 69, was the only player among the top seven finishers to break 70 in the final round. He also was the only player to break par in all four rounds (scores).


Number of Duke players who broke par in the second round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship as the Blue Devils opened a nine-stroke lead. Duke shot 11-under 281 for a 36-hole total of 586 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. Southern California was second at 595. Florida’s Sierra Brooks shot 6-under 67 to surge into the lead at 4-under 142. The stroke-play portion of the tournament was reduced to 54 holes after weather suspended Saturday’s play. After the third round of stroke play finishes today, the individual medalist will be crowned. The low eight teams will advance to match play, which will be contested Tuesday and Wednesday, to determine the team champion (scores).


Number of players who have finished runner-up in all four major championships. Dustin Johnson joined the group with his second-place result in the PGA Championship. The others: Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Louis Oosthuizen, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Craig Woods.


Number of days that it took Robby Shelton to win his second Tour title in Tennessee. Shelton, 23, a second-year pro who played college golf at Alabama, claimed a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Knoxville Open. Two weeks earlier, he had won the Nashville Golf Open. Shelton shot even-par 71 for a 15-under 269 total at Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville. Wearing the orange blazer presented to the winner, in the color of the local Tennessee Volunteers, Shelton, an Alabama native, made a nod to his home state. “Bear Bryant is probably turnover in his grave right now,” he said (scores).

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