Sunday's Golf Capsules
Monday, August 20, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Sergio Garcia had the lead at 15 under through four holes Sunday when final-round play in the Wyndham Championship was suspended for the day because of heavy rain.
Tim Clark, Jason Dufner and Bud Cauley were 14 under through varying stages of their rounds, and 38 players — half the field — were still on the course when play was stopped.
After waiting roughly 2 hours, 20 minutes, officials decided to bring them back to Sedgefield Country Club at 9 a.m. Monday to crown a champion and figure out who qualifies for the playoffs and who doesn't. It will be the first Monday finish in Greensboro since 1983.
It's been four years since Garcia's last PGA Tour victory, and he'll have to wait another day to see if he can finish it off.
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Japan's Mika Miyazato won the Safeway Classic for her first victory on the LPGA Tour, finishing with a 2-under 70 to beat Brittany Lincicome and Inbee Park by two strokes.
The 22-year-old Miyazato finished at 13-under 203 in her wire-to-victory on Pumpkin Ridge's Ghost Creek Course. She shared the first-round lead and had a two-shot advantage after the second.
Lincicome shot 67, and Park had a 70.
The 22-year-old Miyazato, in her fourth season on the LPGA Tour, is the sixth first-time winner this year. She broke through after a pair second-place ties in June.
South Korea's Haeji Kang had a 66 — the best round of the day, to tie for fourth at 10 under with Cristie Kerr (70) and So Yeon Ryu (71). Sydnee Michaels, the first-round co-leader, was four strokes back after a 70.
Michelle Wie had her first top-10 finish of the season, shooting a 69 to finish eighth at 8 under.
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS OPEN
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Willie Wood won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open for his first Champions Tour title, beating Michael Allen with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Wood made a long birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to match Allen, a two-time winner this year, at 13-under 203 on the En-Joie Golf Course. Wood closed with a 66, and Allen shot 66.
In the playoff on the par-4 18th hole, Allen drove left in the water, essentially ending his chances.
Woods earned $270,000 for the victory, his first since he won the 1996 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic for his lone PGA Tour title.
Joey Sindelar, Kenny Perry, Tom Lehman and Brad Faxon finished a stroke back. Sindelar had a 66, Perry and Lehman shot 67, and Faxon had a 71.
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Steve Fox made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 37th hole, completing a remarkable underdog run to win the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills.
The 21-year-old Fox, from Hendersonville, Tenn., was 2-down with two holes to play against Michael Weaver of Fresno, Calif., before rallying to force the extra hole.
Fox, a senior at Tennessee-Chattanooga, made an 11-foot birdie putt to win the 35th hole. Still with a 1-up advantage, Weaver, a 21-year-old redshirt junior at the University of California, needed to make a 5-foot par putt on the 36th hole at the 18th green to secure the win, but it lipped out, extending the match.
Both players earned spots in the U.S. Open next year, and will likely receive invitations to the Masters — both if still amateurs.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Shawn Stefani won the Midwest Classic for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory.
The 30-year-old former Lamar player finished at 17-under 267 on the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. He earned $99,000 to jump from 54th to 12th on the money list with $166,715.
Luke List and Russell Henley tied for second. List shot a 67, and Henley had a 68. List earned $48,400 to take money lead with $309,196. The final top 25 on the money list will earn 2013 PGA Tour cards.
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