July 29, 2013 in Sports

Snedeker earns 2nd victory of season

Associated Press

Brandt Snedeker won the Canadian Open on Sunday in Oakville, Ontario, for his second PGA Tour title of the year, closing with 2-under-par 70 for a three-stroke victory.

Snedeker took the lead Saturday after second-round leader Hunter Mahan withdrew when his wife went into labor, and held on in the breezy final round at Glen Abbey.

Mahan’s wife, Kandi, gave birth to daughter Zoe Olivia Mahan early Sunday in Texas.

Snedeker finished at 16-under 272. The six-time PGA Tour winner also won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February.

Dustin Johnson, William McGirt, Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn tied for second.

Johnson was tied for the lead after a birdie on No. 16, then drove out of bounds and hit the lip of a fairway bunker en route to a triple-bogey 7 on the par-4 17th. He finished with a 70.

McGirt had a 68, and Kuchar and Bohn shot 71.

Senior British Open

Bernhard Langer and Mark Wiebe were tied after two playoff holes in the storm-delayed Senior British Open when darkness suspended play at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. They will finish the playoff this morning.

Wiebe shot a 4-under 66 to match Langer at 9-under 271. Langer had a 70. They each parred the par-4 18th twice in the playoff.

Langer, the 2010 winner at Carnoustie, blew a two-stroke lead with a double bogey on the final hole of regulation after hitting into a greenside bunker. Minutes earlier, Wiebe’s birdie putt at No. 18 came up short.

Corey Pavin, Peter Senior and David Frost tied for third at 6 under. Pavin shot a 65, Senior had a 66, and Frost a 70.

Ladies European Masters

Hall of Famer Karrie Webb rallied to win the Ladies European Masters, making two eagles in a 7-under 65 for a one-stroke victory in the Ladies European Tour event in Denham, England.

The 38-year-old Australian, preparing for the Women’s British Open at St. Andrews, had a 16-under 200 total at Buckinghamshire. She has three victories this season, also winning the Australian Ladies Masters in February and the LPGA Tour’s ShopRite LPGA Classic in June.

Webb eagled the par-5 ninth and 14th holes.

South Africa’s Ashleigh Simon was second. She closed with a 69.

The Women’s British Open starts Thursday on the Old Course.

<h3>Web.com Tour

Kevin Tway won the Boise Open for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Spencer Levin with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

The 25-year-old Tway, the son of Champions Tour player Bob Tway, closed with a 7-under 64 to match Levin at 23-under 261 at Hillcrest Country Club. Levin finished with a 63.

Michael Putnam had a 63 to tie for third with Bronson La’Cassie (65) and third-round leader Philip Pettitt (67) at 22 under.

Russell Knox, the Scot who shot a 59 on Friday to match the tour record, finished with a 69 to tie for 12th at 19 under. Among those tied with Knox was Spokane’s Alex Prugh, who shot a 67 on Sunday.

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