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Scott McCarron Eagles 18th To Win Allianz Championship; Stephen Ames T6

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 01:20 Tuesday, 14 February 2017 01:12

Scott McCarronCanadian Press

BOCA RATON, Florida AP) — Scott McCarron eagled the par-5 18th hole to win the Allianz Championship for his third PGA Champions Tour victory in his last 17 starts.

The 51-year-old McCarron hit a 7-iron shot from 179 yards to 6 feet to set up the eagle, his second of the day after an 80-foot putt on the par-5 seventh. He closed with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kenny Perry and Carlos Franco.

“All wins are exciting, but this one, to be able to finish it off the way I did, really something special,” McCarron said. “It was a very good day. I stayed very patient.”

McCarron finished at 17-under 199 on The Old Course at Broken Sound. He opened with consecutive 66s to take a share of the lead into the final round.



Fabrizio Zanotti Wins European Tour Event In Kuala Lumpur

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 01:11 Tuesday, 14 February 2017 01:03

Fabrizio ZanottiCanadian Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay shot a final-round 63 after a birdie and eagle on his closing two holes to win his second European Tour title at the Maybank Championship.

Zanotti began the day six shots off the lead at Saujana Golf and Country Club, but a birdie on the 71st hole saw him hit the top of the leaderboard for the first time all week.

He claimed a one-shot victory over American David Lipsky, who closed with a 67.



Symetra Tour Returns To Arizona For Gateway Classic At Longbow Golf Club

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:54 Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:48

Hannah O'SullivanMESA, Arizona — The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, announced the return of the Gateway Classic at Longbow Golf Club set for the week of March 27 through April 1. The 54-hole tournament, which will feature the rising stars in women’s golf, begins on Thursday, March 30, and concludes on Saturday, April 1. It comes just two weeks after the Bank of Hope Founders Cup (March 16-19) at Wildfire Golf Club.

The field of 144 professionals from the United States and 25 plus countries around the globe will compete for a tournament purse of $100,000. The winner will earn $15,000 and take an early step towards a spot in the top 10 on the Volvik Race for the Card money list. The top 10 on the final money list will earn LPGA Tour membership for the 2018 season.



Melissa Reid Takes Oates Vic Open In Playoff

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:48 Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:37

Melissa ReidEngland’s Melissa Reid took the first title of the 2017 Ladies European Tour season, the Oates Vic Open, when she defeated Germany’s Sandra Gal on the third extra hole in a sudden death play-off at 13th Beach Golf Links in Australia.

On a blustery afternoon in Barwon Heads which saw winds gusts up to 55 kilometres per hour, the lead switched hands several times before Sandra Gal set the clubhouse lead at 16-under-par after firing a superb four-under-round 69.



GolfSixes: The Latest Innovative Format On The European Tour

Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2017 22:08 Monday, 13 February 2017 19:59

GolfSixesCanadian Press

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The European Tour has added a new six-hole team event to the schedule as part of its aggressive move to introduce innovative formats and broaden the appeal of the sport.

GolfSixes will make its debut at the Centurion Club north of London on May 6-7, featuring two-man teams from 16 different countries competing for a prize fund of 1 million euros ($1.06 million).



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