Sunday's Golf Capsules
Monday, October 8, 2012
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UNLV player Ryan Moore won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing the 16th hole to take the outright lead and finishing with a 5-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Brendon de Jonge.
Tied with de Jonge and Jonas Blixt after the third round, Moore finished at 24-under 260 at TPC Summerlin. The Las Vegas resident earned $810,000 in the Fall Series opener.
De Jonge shot a 67. Blixt had a 70 to finish third at 20 under.
Jason Day pulled within three strokes of Moore and de Jonge with a birdie on the No. 16, but closed with a double bogey on the par-4 18th. He had a 65 to finish fourth at 18 under.
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Bernhard Langer rallied to win the SAS Championship to take the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, shooting a 9-under 63 to beat Jay Don Blake by two strokes.
Four shots back entering the round, Langer birdied the final two holes to finish at 13-under 203 at Prestonwood Country Club. The German star has two victories this year and 16 overall on the 50-and-over tour.
Blake closed with a 68. He needed a birdie on the par-4 18th to force a playoff, but hit a tree with his drive and bogeyed the hole. Mark Wiebe also shot 68 to finish third at 10 under.
Langer took a 69-point lead over Tom Lehman in the points race for a $1 million annuity. Lehman skipped the tournament. The bogey-free 63 was the best final round by a winner in the history of the tournament.
The start of play was delayed 90 minutes because of rain.
DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — South Africa's Branden Grace won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship for his fourth European Tour title of the year, shooting a 2-under 70 at St. Andrews for a two-stroke victory.
The 24-year-old Grace finished at 22-under 266. He opened with a 60 at Kingsbarns, had a 67 on Friday on the Old Course, and shot a 69 on Saturday at Carnoustie to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.
Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen was second after a 68.
NEEDIEST KIDS CHAMPIONSHIP
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Sweden's David Lingmerth won the Web.com Tour's Neediest Kids Championship to wrap up a 2013 PGA Tour card, closing with a 4-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Casey Wittenberg.
Lingmerth finished at 8-under 272 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm and earned $108,000 to jump from 27th to seventh on the money list with $249,043, more than enough to guarantee a top-25 finish.
Wittenberg shot a 69. He earned $64,800 to regain the money lead with $407,453.
WORLD AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox and Chris Williams each shot 2-under 69 to help the United States win the rain-shortened World Amateur Team Championship with a record score.
Fox, from Hendersonville, Tenn.; Williams, from Moscow, Idaho; and Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., combined for a 54-hole total of 24-under 404. Thomas shot a non-counting 70 on Sunday.
They teamed to beat Mexico by five strokes at Antalya Golf Club to give the United States it 14th Eisenhower Trophy title. The Americans also broke the records for 18 and 36 holes.
Mexico's Sebastian Vazquez was the low individual at 15-under 199.
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