Saturday's Golf Capsules
Tournaments played Dec. 14, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Dawie van der Walt shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to win the Nelson Mandela Championship by two shots, giving the tournament a South African victory in a week when the country bids farewell to its former president.
Van der Walt finished with a three-round total of 15-under 195 in the rain-shortened event. It was his second European Tour victory.
England's Matthew Baldwin and Spain's Jorge Campillo shot 68 to tie for second.
Even before the rain disrupted the first two days, organizers had changed the schedule ensure the tournament didn't run over into Sunday out of respect for the state funeral of Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid leader who died last week.
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Matt Kuchar and Harris English took a four-stroke lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout, playing the back nine in 9-under 27 in the better-ball round for a 12-under 60.
Kuchar and English were 20 under the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort's Tiburon course. They opened with a 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play. The team event ends Sunday with a scramble.
Retief Goosen and Fredrik Jacobson were second after a 61.
The teams of Ian Poulter-Lee Westwood and Charles Howell III-Justin Leonard were tied for third at 13 under. Poulter and Westwood shot 61, and Howell and Leonard had a 67.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Stewart Cink and son Connor birdied three of the last five holes for an 11-under 61 and a one-stroke lead in the Father/Son Challenge.
Stewart Cink made an 8-foot birdie putt on the final at Grande Lakes in the scramble event.
Steve and Sam Elkington were second.
Jack and Gary Nicklaus shot 63. The 73-year-old Jack Nickaus made a 10-foot birdie putt at No. 18.
Defending champions Davis Love III and son Dru were another shot back after a 64, tied with Vijay and Qass Singh, Hale and Steve Irwin and David Duval and stepson Dean Karavites.
THAILAND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Spain's Sergio Garcia opened a four-stroke lead in the Asian Tour's Thailand Golf Championship, birdieing the final two holes for his second straight 7-under 65.
Garcia had an 18-under 198 total at Amata Spring. Sweden's Henrik Stenson and with India's Anirban Lahiri were tied for second. Stenson shot 65, and Lahiri 67.
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