Created: 07/28/2014 8:21 PM WNYT.com
By: The Associated Press
MONTREAL (AP) — Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.
Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour victory. The 38-year-old South African player also won the 2010 Players Championship.
Furyk, the two-time Canadian Open champion who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, finished with a 69. The 44-year-old American matched Clark with a birdie on the par-3 17th and a par on the par-4 18th.
On No. 18, Clark left a 45-foot birdie putt about 6 feet short, and Furyk missed left on a 12-footer. Clark sealed the win by holing the 6-footer for par. Furyk is 0 for 7 with the 54-hole lead since winning the 2010 Tour Championship for the last of his 16 PGA Tour titles.
Justin Hicks was third at 13 under after a 64. Graham DeLaet, from Weyburn, Saskatchewan, was the top Canadian, closing with a 68 to tie for seventh at 10 under. Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner, taking the 1954 event at Point Grey in Vancouver.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Carlota Ciganda breezed to an early victory to set the tone and Spain won all four of its singles matches to capture the inaugural International Crown.
Sweden finished second in the eight-team tournament. The top-seeded United States was among three teams eliminated Saturday, leaving five countries and 20 players to compete for the trophy.
Fifth-seeded Spain began the final round tied for second behind Japan, but Ciganda immediately gave the Spaniards a boost by beating Na Yeon Choi of South Korea 8 and 6. Beatriz Recari followed with a 3-and-2 victory over Mikaela Parmlid of Sweden, and Belen Mozo clinched the tournament title with a 3-and-2 win over Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand.
That set off an impromptu celebration on the 16th hole that began with a jubilant Recari jumping into the arms of Ciganda.
Azahara Munoz completed the sweep by beating Ai Miyazato of Japan 2 and 1.
Points accumulated through Saturday were added to those amassed Sunday. Using the scoring system of two points for a win and one for a tie, the final order was: Spain (15 points), Sweden (11), South Korea (10), Japan (10), Thailand (9), United States (6), Taiwan (4) and Australia (3).
SENIOR BRITISH OPEN
BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer ran away with the Senior British Open for his fourth senior major title, finishing a Champions Tour-record 13 strokes ahead of Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.
The 56-year-old German closed with a 4-under 67 at sunny Royal Porthcawl to finish at 18-under 266. He opened with rounds of 65, 66 and 68.
Langer broke the Champions Tour record for margin of victory of 12 set by Hale Irwin in the 1997 Senior PGA, and matched the tournament record for relation to par set by Tom Watson at Turnberry in 2003.
The victory was Langer's fourth of the season and 22nd overall on the 50-and-over tour. He also won the 2010 tournament at Carnoustie.
Montgomerie, the winner of the previous two senior majors, finished with a 69.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sadena Parks become the second black winner in Symetra Tour history, rallying to win the SEFCU Championship at Capital Hills.
Parks, the 24-year-old former University of Washington player from Tacoma, matched the course record with a bogey-free 9-under 62 for a one-stroke victory over Taiwan's Min Lee. LaRee Sugg was the first black champion on the developmental tour, winning in 1998 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
Parks finished at 14-under 199 and earned $15,000 to jump from 14th to sixth on the money list with $36,213. The final top 10 will earn 2015 LPGA Tour cards.
Lee closed with a 70.
MOSCOW (AP) — England's David Horsey won the Russian Open for his third European Tour title, beating Ireland's Damien McGrane with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Horsey closed with an even-par 72 to match McGrane (66) at 13-under 275 at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club. Horsey rallied after making double bogey on the 12th hole with an eagle on the 17th.
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