Winning score for Bob Royak, 57, of Alpharetta, Ga., who holed a 5-foot par putt on the 18th hole to outlast Roger Newsom, 55, of Virginia Beach, Va., on Thursday and win the U.S. Senior Amateur at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C. Royak was the second player in the past three years to claim the title without making a birdie in the final match. Sean Knapp, the 2017 winner, also failed to make a birdie in his title match. Royak became the third player from Georgia to win the Senior Amateur, joining Jackie Cummins (1990) of Columbus and Doug Hanzel (2013) of Savannah (scores).
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Lara Tennant (left) defeats Sue Wooster for a 2nd consecutive year to win the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.
Number of consecutive U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur titles won by Lara Tennant, 52, of Portland, Ore., who defeated Sue Wooster, 57, of Melbourne, Australia, 3 and 2, in the final match at Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Country Club. It was a rematch of the 2018 final for females 50 and older, and it resulted in the same final score (scores).
Number of hardest holes on the Web.com Tour last season at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Ind., site of this week’s Korn Ferry Tour Championship. The par-4 14th, par-4 18th and par-4 sixth holes ranked Nos. 1-3, respectively, in difficulty on the developmental tour. The course has hosted the PGA Tour’s top developmental circuit annually since 2012. Twenty-five PGA Tour cards will be on the line with the Labor Day finish of the Korn Ferry finals (tee times).
Number of weeks off that France’s Mike Lorenzo-Vera had taken before he returned to the European Tour and shot 7-under 63 to share the lead with Austria’s Matthias Schwab at the Omega European Masters. Schwab played bogey-free golf at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana, Switzerland, while Lorenzo-Vera offset a double bogey with an eagle as each made seven birdies at the Alpine layout. While Lorenzo-Vera was away from tournament golf, he married, moved and underwent regular sessions with his psychologist, which he said produced immediate results in his game. Lorenzo-Vera, 34, and Schwab, 24, are seeking their first victories on the European Tour (scores).
Number of consecutive weeks that American Scott McCarron has led the Champions Tour’s Schwab Cup money list. McCarron, with $2,112,165 in season earnings, leads runner-up Jerry Kelly by $567,303 with eight tournaments remaining on the 50-and-older tour. McCarron, a three-time winner this season, will be the defending champion at the Shaw Charity Classic, which begins today at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club in Calgary, Alberta (tee times).
First-round scores for co-leaders Mi Jung Hur and Hannah Green at the LPGA’s Cambia Portland Classic in Portland, Ore. Hur, of South Korea, and Green, of Australia, stood 8 under at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. Americans Yealimi Noh and Jane Park shared third place at 65 (scores).