Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of fairways, out of 14, that American Tony Finau hit en route to the first-round lead at the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge on Thursday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Despite being out of position so many times, Finau hit 16 of 18 greens and shot 6-under 64 for a one-stroke lead over American Jordan Spieth and Canadian Roger Sloan. Finau, 29, won the 2016 Puerto Rico Open for his lone Tour title (scores).


Number of strokes under par that American Scott Parel stood to lead the Champions Tour’s Senior PGA Championship. Parel shot 66 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., for a one-stroke lead over Americans Marco Dawson and Ken Tanigawa and South Africa’s Retief Goosen. The Senior PGA is the second major championship of the season on the 50-and-older tour (scores).


Number of players tied for the lead at the European Tour’s Made in Denmark. Englishmen Tom Murray, Matthew Southgate and Paul Waring set the pace with Spain’s Alejandro Canizares and Italy’s Edoardo Molinari at 5-under 66 at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in Farso, Denmark. Defending champion Matt Wallace of England was among a group of six who were one stroke back (scores).


Number of strokes under par for American Tyler McCumber, who opened a two-stroke lead at the Tour’s Evans Scholars Invitational. McCumber holed out for eagle on his first hole, the par-4 10th, at The Glen Club in Glenview, Ill., and then birdied the 11th. He got to 8 under through 14 holes before a wayward drive led to a momentum-halting bogey at the par-4 sixth. McCumber, 28, owns four finishes of seventh or better in 10 starts this season, but he missed the cut in his two previous starts (scores).


Score for co-leaders Bronte Law of England, Anna Nordqvist of Sweden and Jennifer Song of the U.S. at the LPGA’s Pure Silk Championship. At 6 under, they held a one-stroke lead at Kingsmill Resort’s River Course in Williamsburg, Va. (scores).


Number of appearances, a record, in the NCAA men’s championship by Oklahoma State, which brings its No. 1 ranking into the Division I tournament that begins today at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. The Cowboys also have the Nos. 1- and 2-ranked individuals in Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff, respectively, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings. Oklahoma State, the defending NCAA champion, has won 11 national titles in the modern era, second only to Houston’s 16 (tee times).

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