Cameron Champ made a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th gap for a one-stroke victory over Adam Hadwin on Sunday within the Safeway Open, ending off an emotional week together with his grandfather battling most cancers.
Three strokes forward coming into the spherical, Champ had 5 birdies and overcame a bogey on No. 17 to carry off Hadwin for his second PGA Tour victory. Champ closed with a 3-under 69 to complete at 17-under 271 at Silverado Resort.
Champ raised each arms then shared an extended embrace together with his caddie earlier than breaking into tears as he hugged his father on the inexperienced. Champ’s grandfather, Mack, is combating abdomen most cancers and is in hospice in Sacramento. Mack launched Champ to golf at a younger age.
Hadwin birdied the ultimate three holes for a 67 to tie Champ at 16 below, then watched from close by as Champ almost chipped in for eagle on the par-5 18th earlier than making the brief birdie putt.
Marc Leishman (65) was third at 14 below. Justin Thomas (69), Charles Howell III (68) and Zac Blair (68) have been 13 below.
Champ missed each fairway on the entrance 9 however made a number of large second pictures to remain in entrance. None was extra spectacular than after he drove into the far left tough on the par-5 fifth, pitched up and over a tall tree and onto the inexperienced 17 toes away and two-putted for birdie.
Champ bogeyed No. 8, however rebounded with a birdie on No. 9. He had a brief chip-in for par on No. 11 after chunking his strategy shot.
Champ’s solely different tour victory got here final October in Mississippi on the Sanderson Farms Championship. He hadn’t completed increased than sixth since, lacking the reduce 12 occasions.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mi Jung Hur performed bogey-free with the lead Sunday and by no means gave anybody an opportunity, closing with a 4-under 68 for a four-shot victory on the Indy Ladies in Tech Championship for her second LPGA Tour victory this yr.
Hur opened with a 63 and went wire-to-wire for the primary time in her profession. The 29-year-old South Korean had 26 birdies for the week at Brickyard Crossing.
Nanna Koerstz Madsen birdied her final two holes for a 67 to complete alone in second, shifting her from No. 70 to No. 44 within the Race to the CME Globe. Marina Alex completed third. She began two pictures out of the lead however did not make birdie till the 16th gap.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Victor Perez claimed his first European Tour title in his 29th look, closing with a 2-under 70 to win the Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship by one shot.
Perez, a 27-year-old rookie on the tour, narrowly missed his 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th gap. Par was adequate to see him develop into the primary French winner of this match at 22-under 266.
Perez, who is predicated in Scotland and ranked No. 184, had earlier rounds of 64-68-64. He graduated from the Problem Tour final yr.
Matthew Southgate of England closed with a 71 to complete alone in second.
Tommy Fleetwood shot 64 to tie for fifth, whereas Rory McIlroy needed to accept a 70 and tied for 26th.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kirk Triplett gained the Pure Insurance coverage Championship for the third time Sunday at Pebble Seashore, beating Billy Andrade with an 8-foot birdie putt on the primary gap of a playoff.
The 57-year-old Triplett additionally gained the PGA Tour Champions occasion in 2012 and 2013. He has eight senior victories, additionally profitable a playoff in March within the Hoag Traditional down the coast in Newport Seashore.
Enjoying 4 teams forward of Andrade, Triplett birdied the 18th in regulation for a 5-under 67 and 9-under 206 whole. Andrade additionally closed with a birdie, holing a 7-footer after hitting his second shot by the inexperienced.
The 55-year-old Andrade missed a 20-foot birdie attempt earlier than Triplett holed the profitable putt within the occasion that pairs tour gamers with juniors from The First Tee applications across the nation.
Steve Flesch, the chief going into the ultimate spherical, shot 41 on the again 9 for a 75.
American membership execs gained eight of 10 singles matches to rally from a 10-6 deficit and win the PGA Cup in opposition to Britain & Eire membership execs in Austin, Texas. … Lin Yuxin of China made birdie from the bunker on the second playoff gap Sunday to beat defending champion Takumi Kanaya and win the Asia-Pacific Novice for the second time. Lin gained the primary playoff within the 11-year-history of the Asia-Pacific Novice and joined Hideki Matsuyama as the one two-time winners. The victory will get Lin into the Masters and the British Open subsequent yr. … Marta Sanz Barrio closed with a 2-under 69 and held on for a one-shot victory within the IOA Golf Traditional on the Symetra Tour. Thoughts Muangkhumsakul made bogey on the final gap for a 4-under 67 to complete one shot behind. The Symetra Tour has one week left in its season. … Toshinori Muto closed with a 7-under 64 for a four-shot victory over Shugo Imahira within the Panasonic Open. The match was co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour and the Asian Tour. Ryo Ishikawa completed third and stays atop the Japan Golf Tour cash listing. Jazz Janewattananond completed fourth and expanded his lead on the Asian Tour cash listing. … Lars van Meijel of the Netherlands performed bogey-free for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot victory over Sebastian Heisele within the Hopps Open de Provence on the European Problem Tour. … Carlota Ciganda of Spain gained her first Women European Tour occasion on house soil with an even-par 71 for a one-shot victory over Esther Henseleit within the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Women Open. … Shad Tuten closed with a 4-under 67 for a two-shot victory over Patrick Flavin and Patrick Newcomb within the Brazil Open on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. … Merrick Bremner closed with a 5-under 67 for a five-shot victory within the Vodacom Orings of Golf Humewood on the Sunshine Tour. … Jose Coceres of Argentina closed with a 3-under 69 and withstood an early problem from Paul Lawrie to win the Austrian Senior Open on the Staysure Tour in Europe. … Ayean Cho shot 3-under 68 and birdied the third playoff gap to win the Se Ri Pak Invitational on the Korean LPGA Tour over A Lim Kim and Hye Jin Choi. … Asuka Kashiwabra closed with a 4-under 68 for a two-shot victory within the Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies’s Open on the Japan LPGA Tour.