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MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

Langer cruises to Senior British Open title

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 in Bridgend, Wales, 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.

Kirk Triplett (Pullman) shot a final-round 70 and finished at 285.

PGA Tour

Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open in Montreal, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

Clark closed with a 5-under 65 (263 total) 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.

Joel Dahmen (Clarkston) shot a final-round 72 and finished at 278.

LPGA

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 in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Sweden finished second in the eight-team tournament. The top-seeded United States was among three teams eliminated Saturday, leaving five countries to compete for the trophy.

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).

Symetra Tour

Sadena Parks become the second black winner in Symetra Tour history, rallying to win the SEFCU Championship at Capital Hills in Albany, New York.

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.



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