Golf Capsules

Created: 09/21/2014 10:52 PM WNYT.com
By: The Associated Press

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Mi Jung Hur held off top-ranked Stacy Lewis on Sunday to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, finishing with a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 21-under 267 total.

The 24-year-old South Korean player birdied four of the final eight holes to beat Lewis by four strokes for her second LPGA Tour victory.

Hur opened with rounds of 64, 70 and 67 on Capitol Hill's links-style Senator layout. She broke the tournament mark of 19 under set by Katherine Hull-Kirk in 2010. It was the best 72-hole score of Hur's career.

Lewis won in 2012 at the tournament that was dropped from the schedule last year after losing its title sponsor. She also closed with a 66.

Rookie Paula Reto was third at 14 under after a 73. She shared the third-round lead with Hur at 15 under.


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Derek Fathauer won the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship to top the four-event Web.Com Tour Finals money list and earn a full PGA Tour exemption.

Fathauer finished with a 2-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Zac Blair. The 28-year-old former Louisville player earned $180,000 for his first professional victory to push his Finals total to $250,133.

Fathauer has already earned a PGA Tour card with a top-25 finish on the Web.com Tour's regular-season money list. By topping the Finals money list, he earned fully exempt status for the 2014-15 PGA Tour season and a spot in The Players Championship. He played the tour in 2009, but lost his card after making only eight cuts in 25 starts and wound up losing his card after finishing No. 201 on the FedExCup standings.

He had a 14-under 266 on TPC Sawgrass' Dye's Valley Course.

The Web.com Tour Finals were limited to the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings. The top 25 on the Web.com money list competed against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players fought for another 25 cards based on their earnings in the series.

Adam Hadwin topped the combined Web.com Tour money list to also earn a full exemption and a spot in The Players. The Canadian, also a former Louisville player, had a 72 on Sunday to tie for seventh at 6 under. He earned $30,125 for a total of $529,792.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Norway's Marita Engzelius eagled the first hole of a playoff to win the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship, and the top 10 on the money list earned LPGA Tour cards.

Engzelius hit a 7-wood to 5 feet to set up the eagle on the par-5 18th.

Engzelius closed with a 3-under 69 to match Jackie Stoelting and Demi Runas at 10-under 278 on LPGA International's Jones Course. Stoelting finished with a 64, and Runas shot 65.

Engzelius earned $22,500 to finish 15th on the money list with $36,050. She earned an exemption into the final stage of the LPGA Tour's qualifying school.

Runas and Stoelting each made $11,872. Runas jumped from 15th to ninth on the money list to earn an LPGA Tour card, and Stoelting went from seventh to third.

Marissa Steen, a three-time winner this season, topped the LPGA Tour qualifiers with $75,348. Min Seo Kwak was second at $69,143, followed by Stoelting ($60,452), Sadena Parks ($57,597), Min Lee ($57,011), Wei-Ling Hsu ($53,004), Yueer Cindy Feng ($51,992), Kendall Dye ($47,684), Runas ($45,095) and Mallory Blackwelder ($41,381). Veronica Felibert dropped from 10th to 11th, finishing $940 behind Blackwelder for the final spot.


NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Dutchman Joost Luiten won the Wales Open for his third European Tour title, shooting an even-par 71 for a one-stroke victory over England's Tommy Fleetwood and Ireland's Shane Lowry.

Luiten finished at 14-under 270 on Celtic Manor's Twenty-Ten Course.

Fleetwood closed with a 67, and Lowry shot 70. European Ryder Cup rookie Jamie Donaldson of Wales had a 67 to tie for fourth at 12 under. The Ryder Cup begins Friday at Gleneagles in Scotland.


VORBECK, Germany (AP) — England's Paul Wesselingh won the European Senior Tour's WinstonGolf Senior Open, beating German star Bernhard Langer with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff.

Wesselingh shot a 7-under 65, closing eagle-birdie, to match Langer and England's Phil Golding at 15-under 201. Langer, a five-time winner this season on the Champions Tour, had a 69, and Golding shot 66.

All three players birdied the first playoff hole. Wesselingh and Langer parred the second, and Golding dropped out with a bogey.

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