Sunday's Golf Capsules
Tournaments played Dec. 15, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Sergio Garcia won for the Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday for his first victory in a year, closing with a 4-under 68 to beat Henrik Stenson by four strokes.
Garcia had a 22-under 266 total at Amata Spring for his fourth career Asian Tour title. The 33-year-old Spaniard won for the first time since taking the Asian Tour's Johor Open in Malaysia on Dec. 16, 2012.
Garcia's girlfriend, Katharina Boehm, served as his caddie.
Stenston, the Swede who swept the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and European Tour's Race to Dubai season points races, also finished with a 68.
France's Alexander Levy was third at 14 under after a 69.
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record.
Kuchar and English finished at 34-under 182, playing their last 28 holes at Tiburon in 25 under. They opened with a 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play and had a 60 on Saturday in better ball.
The duo beat Retief Goosen and Fredrik Jacobsen by seven strokes, matching the tournament record for margin of victory set by Curtis Strange and Mark O'Meara in 1989 in the inaugural event.
Kuchar and English, who replaced the injured Brandt Snedeker in the field, each earned $385,000.
Goosen and Jacobsen closed with a 61.
Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter had a 59 to finish third at 26 under.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Stewart and Connor Cink won the Father/Son Challenge, making two eagles in their final five holes for a three-stroke victory in the scramble event.
Connor Cink, a Clemson freshman who preferred hockey over golf as a teen, put the duo in front with a 30-foot eagle putt at No. 14. His father capped the day with a 20-foot eagle putt at No. 18, the last of nine consecutive 3s in a back-nine 27. They finished with an 11-under 61 for 22-under total.
Steve and Sam Elkington and Vijay and Qass Singh tied for second. The Singhs shot 61, and the Elkingtons 63.
The three-shot victory was the largest in the Father/Son since 2004. The Cinks also are the second team to win in their first start in event that returned last year from a three-year hiatus after the 2008 edition.
Defending champions Davis Love III and son Dru were fourth at 17 under after a 63. Next came 73-year-old Jack Nicklaus and son Gary, who began the day two shots off the pace but faded with a 65 that left them tied for fifth at 16 under.
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