Keeping Score

Keeping score


Winning score for Duke, which claimed its seventh NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship on Wednesday, holding off Wake Forest. The Blue Devils won the all-Atlantic Coast Conference showdown by claiming two of the three matches that went beyond the scheduled 18 holes at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. Duke’s Miranda Wang was 2 down with six holes to go against Letizia Bagnoli before pulling even and then winning on the 20th hole for the clinching point. Duke’s Jaravee Boonchant won on the 19th hole against Jennifer Kupcho, the recent Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion. Earlier in the day, Duke earned a spot in the final match by defeating defending champion Arizona, 3-2, and Wake Forest rolled over Auburn, 4½-½ (scores). Duke also won NCAA women’s titles in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2014. Only Arizona State, with eight, has more national titles.


Number of top-4 finishes in his past five starts on the Tour, including two victories, for American Robby Shelton, who enters the Evans Scholars Invitational as one of the hottest players in golf. Play begins today at The Glen Club in Glenview, Ill. (tee times).


Number of victories by South Koreans on the LPGA this season, more than all other nations combined, in 11 tournaments. Jin Young Ko, the only two-time winner this year, will be among the favorites at the Pure Silk Championship, which begins today at Kingsmill Resort’s River Course in Williamsburg, Va. (tee times).


Odds for American Brooks Koepka to win the U.S. Open, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Immediately after his PGA Championship victory on Sunday, Koepka was installed as a 5-1 pick. Dustin Johnson, the PGA runner-up, was a 7-1 pick after having opened the week at 8-1. Tiger Woods, the third choice, slipped from a 12-1 choice to 14-1. A victory in the June 13-16 event at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links would be the third consecutive in the national championship for Koepka and his fifth major title.


Number of major championships won by Germany’s Bernhard Langer on the Champions Tour, a record. Langer, 61, will seek No. 11 at the Senior PGA Championship, which begins today at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. He leads the 50-and-older tour in all-time earnings, with $27,535,141, and ranks second in victories, with 39. Only Hale Irwin, with 45, has won more titles (tee times).


Number of years since the PGA Tour first competed at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. In honor of the Charles Schwab Challenge, which begins today, the winner will receive a restored 1973 Dodge Challenger, plus the $1.314 million first-place check and the traditional tartan jacket (tee times).

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