July 27, 2014 in Sports

In brief: Germany’s Langer increases lead at Senior British Open

From Staff And Wire Reports

GOLF: Bernhard Langer stretched his lead to eight strokes Saturday in the Senior British Open, shooting a 3-under 68 at Royal Porthcawl to reach 14-under 199.

The 56-year-old German matched the Champions Tour record for the largest 54-hole lead in a 72-hole event set by Jack Nicklaus in the 1991 Senior PGA. At 14 under, Langer also tied the tournament 54-hole record set by Carl Mason at 14-under 196 in 2003 at Turnberry.

After opening with rounds of 65 and 66 to open a seven-stroke lead, Langer had four birdies and a bogey in the round.

Canada’s Rick Gibson was second after a 66. American Bob Tway was 5 under after a 66. Former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett shot a 71 and is well off the pace at 215.

Furyk eyeing victory: Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal. The 44-year-old Furyk had a 15-under 195 total after opening with rounds of 67 and 63. South Africa’s Tim Clark was second after a 64.

Clarkston’s Joel Dahmen shot a 68 for a total of 206.

• Top-seeded U.S. out: Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu both birdied the first playoff hole as South Korea eliminated the top-seeded United States and earned a wild-card berth in the final round of the International Crown in Owings Mills, Maryland. The Koreans will join Spain, Thailand, Japan and Sweden today in a title duel.

Zalatoris edges Riley: William Zalatoris won the U.S. Junior Amateur, beating Davis Riley 5 and 3 in the 36-hole final at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.

The 17-year-old Zalatoris holed out from 119 yards for eagle on the 32nd hole to take a 4-up lead and ended the match with a par win on the 33rd hole.

Superal claims junior title: Princess Mary Superal won the U.S. Girls’ Junior to become the first Filipino winner in U.S. Golf Association play, beating Mexico’s Marijosse Navarro on the 37th hole in Flagstaff, Arizona. The 17-year-old Superal won the par-5 36th hole with a birdie to pull even and ended the match with a par on the first extra hole after Navarro drove into the water.

USA’s Love withdraws

MISCELLANY: Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer’s USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.

• Isner advances to final: Top-seeded defending champion John Isner advanced to the Atlanta Open final for the fourth time in the tournament’s five-year history, beating practice partner Jack Sock 7-5, 6-4.

Isner will face Israel’s Dudi Sela, a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 winner over Germany’s Ben Becker.

Andujar, Monaco win in semifinal: Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced to the Swiss Open title match. Andujar beat fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in an all-Spain semifinal at the clay-court Roy Emerson Arena in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Argentina’s Monaco rallied from losing the first three games to win 6-3, 7-6 (4) against seventh-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Dungey sweeps at Washougal: Ryan Dungey swept the 450 Class motos in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship’s Washougal (Washington) National for his third victory of the year.

Dungey raced to his 30th career 450 Class victory.

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