RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho took the last victory leap into Poppie’s Pond late Sunday afternoon, ending a fifty percent-century operate of the tournament very best known as the Dinah Shore at Mission Hills.
6 strokes in advance moving into the round, Kupcho shot a 2-more than 74 for a two-stroke victory in excess of Jessica Korda in The Chevron Championship. The 24-year-outdated from Colorado concluded at 14-under 274 for her first LPGA Tour title.
The occasion that begun in 1972 as the Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner’s Circle and became a key in 1983 is transferring to Houston up coming 12 months following failing to bring in a sponsor ready to preserve it in the California desert.
7 strokes in advance of Korda and defending champion Patty Tavatanakit at 18 below following holing birdie putts above 30 feet on the par-4 fourth and par-3 fifth, Kupcho played the closing 13 holes in 4 around.
Pia Babnik of Slovenia shut with a 66 to end third at 11 less than.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — J.J. Spaun received his first PGA Tour occasion — and his 1st excursion to the Masters — by firing a remaining-round 69 at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday.
In his 147th PGA Tour start out, Spaun survived a double-bogey start off to his spherical by recording 5 birdies with no bogeys to finish at 13-below at TPC San Antonio. It gave him a two-shot margin around Matt Kuchar (69) and Matt Jones (66).
Adam Hadwin (67), Beau Hossler (72), Charles Howell III (69) and Troy Merritt (69) tied for fourth at 10-underneath.
The 31-yr-outdated Spaun shut with 4 straight pars, and no just one could near in on him. His preceding most effective finish on tour was runner-up in 2018 at the RSM Vintage.
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BILOXI, Miss out on. (AP) — Steven Alker cruised to his 2nd victory on the PGA Tour Champions, taking pictures a last-spherical 7-beneath 65 to win the Rapiscan Programs Common by six photographs.
Alker’s 18-underneath full was a report at the party, which moved to Grand Bear Golfing Club this year following 10 editions at Fallen Oak.
Padraig Harrington shot 65 to surge into a tie for next with Alex Cejka. Bob Estes, who began the working day just one shot back, slipped to third immediately after capturing 71.
A working day after Alker fired a course file 62 in the course of the second round to acquire the lead, he followed it up by playing near-flawless golf to maintain off an early demand from Estes.
Estes, nevertheless hunting for his first victory on the 50-and-above tour at age 56, pulled even with Alker a few instances on the front nine but fell off the speed with a bogey at the par-4 eighth hole and couldn’t preserve up when Alker ripped off a few straight birdies to start the back again 9.
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — T.J. Vogel experienced a 5-below 67 in the remaining spherical to acquire the Club Car Championship at The Landings Club by a stroke.
Vogel conquer 54-gap leader Mark Anderson and Ryan Blaum in winning his to start with PGA Tour-sanctioned event. He birdied the first gap and had an eagle at the par-5 3rd gap in advance of trotting out a few straight birdies on the fifth, sixth and seventh holes.
“I’ve labored so tricky for this, I have so quite a few individuals to thank, and I’m just content,” mentioned Vogel, who concluded with a 17-less than 271. “I finally proved to myself I could do it. I was out right here as a youthful professional, but not quite all set at that issue. I moved again, worked my way back up and just progressed. I felt like my progression was incredibly slow, but I felt like I often stored transferring a tiny little bit up, a little bit up, and this is a huge step here.”
Blaum had a 2-below 70 on the ultimate working day and Anderson was 1-less than 71. Each concluded at 16-underneath 272.
Andrea Lee won a 3-gap playoff for the Epson Tour victory over Lucy Li in Tucson, Arizona. The two ended up tied at 3-beneath 69 just after the last spherical, prompting a playoff. Daniela Darquea completed behind them. … Mateusz Gradecki rallied from 5 pictures powering with a 6-underneath 66 for a a few-shot victory in the Limpopo Championship in South Africa, starting to be only the next Polish participant to earn on the Challenge Tour. The match was co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour. Hennie Du Plessis experienced a 70 to end 2nd. … Lee Anne Tempo received the Investec South African Women’s Open up for a report fifth time, beating Magdalena Simmermacher of Argentina in a six-hole playoff. Both of those shut with a 2-less than 70. … Alejandro Tosti of Argentina closed with a 2-beneath 69 and capped off an eight-shot victory above Clordomiro Carranza in the 90 Abierto del Centro on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica circuit. … Mao Saigo finished bogey-double bogey for a 4-more than 76 and held on for a a person-shot victory in the Yamaha Ladies Open on the Japan LPGA.