Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of consecutive birdies that Retief Goosen made on the final two holes to win the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship on Sunday in Akron, Ohio. Goosen, 50, of South Africa, shot 2-under 68 for a 6-under 274 total and two-stroke victory at Firestone Country Club’s South Course. It was the first senior major title for Goosen, a two-time U.S. Open champion and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Americans Jay Haas (67) and Tim Petrovic (68) tied for second at 4-under 276 (scores).


Number of playoff holes that Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger needed to defeat France’s Benjamin Hebert and win the European Tour’s Scottish Open. Wiesberger made par on the third extra trip to the 18th hole at Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland. They had tied at 22-under 262 after Hebert surged up the leaderboard with a final-round 9-under 62 to catch Wiesberger, who closed with a 69. It was the fifth career European Tour victory for Wiesberger, 33, and his first since 2017. Hebert did win a consolation prize, as he, England’s Andrew Johnston and Italy’s Nino Bertasio qualified for this week’s British Open via the Open Qualifying Series (scores).


Number of career victories for South Korea’s Sei Young Kim, who won the LPGA’s Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. Kim, 26, shot 6-under 65 at Highland Meadows Golf Club for a 22-under 262 total and two-stroke victory over American Lexi Thompson (66). It was the second victory of the year for Kim, who also won the LPGA Mediheal. American Stacy Lewis (66) placed third at 16-under 268 (scores).


Number of starts since Nelson Ledesma last won on the PGA Tour’s developmental circuit. Ledesma, 28, of Argentina, birdied the 18th hole to post a one-stroke victory at the Korn Ferry Tour’s TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes in Berthoud, Colo. Ledesma shot 2-under 70 for a 15-under 273 total. Australia’s Brett Coletta (71) finished second at 14-under 274. Ledesma, who won the 2018 LECOM Health Challenge, has won twice on the developmental tour in 42 career starts (scores).


Number of career starts on the PGA Tour that South African Dylan Frittelli needed to record his first victory. Frittelli, 29, shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 for a 21-under 263 total to win the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Frittelli, a two-time winner on the European Tour, earned the final spot into this week’s British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. American Russell Henley shot 10-under 61 to finish second at 19-under 265, one stroke ahead of American Andrew Landry (69), the 54-hole co-leader (scores).


Final-round score for Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit, whose bogey-free 7-under round sparked a three-stroke victory in the Symetra Tour’s Donald Ross Classic on Saturday. In only her third professional start on the developmental tour since turning pro, Tavatanakit, 19, who played two seasons at UCLA, shot 13-under 200 for three rounds at French Lick (Ind.) Resort’s Donald Ross Course (scores). She earned $33,750 to vault to No. 12 on the tour’s season earnings list. One week earlier, Tavatanakit, playing the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic on a sponsor exemption, shot a final-round 11-under 61 to tie for 15th.

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