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Scott prevails in Texas

Adam Scott hadn’t won on the PGA Tour in two years before Sunday’s Texas Open victory. (Associated Press)
Adam Scott hadn’t won on the PGA Tour in two years before Sunday’s Texas Open victory. (Associated Press)

Australia’s Adam Scott made the Texas Open his first PGA Tour victory in two years, shooting a combined 11-under 133 in a 36-hole finale Sunday to edge Fredrik Jacobson by a stroke.

The 2008 Byron Nelson Classic winner, Scott overcame two early bogeys with an eagle on the par-4 17th in his third-round 66, then built his lead with six birdies en route to a closing 67 on the new Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.

Scott survived a closing bogey – his only one in the final round – when Jacobson missed a 16-footer from the fringe on No. 18 that would’ve forced a playoff.

Scott finished at 14-under 274 and earned $1,098,000 for his seventh tour victory.

Jacobson closed with rounds of 65 and 70. Ernie Els (69-68) and Aaron Baddeley (67-68) tied for third at 12 under.


Se Ri Pak ended a three-year LPGA Tour victory drought, beating Brittany Lincicome with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff after rain washed out the fourth round of the Bell Micro LPGA Classic at Mobile, Ala.

Pak, the Hall of Famer from South Korea, won her 25th LPGA Tour title and first since the 2007 Owens Corning Classic. Playing the par-4 18th for the fourth straight time in the playoff, Pak hit a fairway bunker shot from about 170 yards to 10 feet to give herself the winning birdie chance, while Lincicome saved par with a long downhill putt.

Pak, Lincicome and Suzann Pettersen – eliminated with a bogey on the second extra hole – finished 54 holes at 13 under on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove. Early in the fourth round, the threat of lightning sent the players scurrying off the course. Following a 5 1/2 -hour wait, LPGA Tour officials cut the event to 54 holes. Pak is now 6-0 in LPGA Tour playoffs.

Wendy Ward (Edwall, Wash.) finished at 210, tied for 12th place.

Champions Tour

Dan Forsman won the Regions Charity Classic for his second Champions Tour title, making an eagle and four consecutive birdies on the front nine on his way to a three-stroke victory at Hoover, Ala.

After shooting a tournament-record 10-under 62 in the second round, Forsman closed with a 6-under 66 to finish at 20 under. He earned $255,000.

Joe Ozaki (66) and Peter Senior (68) tied for second at 17 under, David Peoples (68) followed at 15 under, and Jeff Sluman (68) and Bobby Clampett (73) tied for fifth at 14 under.

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