RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho took the previous victory leap into Poppie’s Pond late Sunday afternoon, ending a fifty percent-century run of the event most effective recognised as the Dinah Shore at Mission Hills.
6 strokes in advance entering the spherical, Kupcho shot a 2-above 74 for a two-stroke victory in excess of Jessica Korda in The Chevron Championship. The 24-calendar year-old from Colorado finished at 14-underneath 274 for her very first LPGA Tour title.
The event that started in 1972 as the Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner’s Circle and grew to become a main in 1983 is going to Houston next year after failing to draw in a sponsor keen to retain it in the California desert.
Seven strokes ahead of Korda and defending champion Patty Tavatanakit at 18 below following holing birdie putts above 30 feet on the par-4 fourth and par-3 fifth, Kupcho played the final 13 holes in 4 in excess of.
Pia Babnik of Slovenia shut with a 66 to end 3rd at 11 beneath.
TEXAS Open up
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — J.J. Spaun won his first PGA Tour function — and his first journey to the Masters — by firing a ultimate-spherical 69 at the Valero Texas Open up on Sunday.
In his 147th PGA Tour start off, Spaun survived a double-bogey commence to his round by recording 5 birdies with no bogeys to finish at 13-beneath at TPC San Antonio. It gave him a two-shot margin more than Matt Kuchar (69) and Matt Jones (66).
Adam Hadwin (67), Beau Hossler (72), Charles Howell III (69) and Troy Merritt (69) tied for fourth at 10-underneath.
The 31-12 months-aged Spaun closed with four straight pars, and no one could close in on him. His earlier most effective finish on tour was runner-up in 2018 at the RSM Typical.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Steven Alker cruised to his second victory on the PGA Tour Champions, capturing a last-round 7-beneath 65 to get the Rapiscan Devices Typical by six photographs.
Alker’s 18-beneath whole was a document at the function, which moved to Grand Bear Golfing Club this year right after 10 editions at Fallen Oak.
Padraig Harrington shot 65 to surge into a tie for second with Alex Cejka. Bob Estes, who began the working day one particular shot back again, slipped to third immediately after capturing 71.
A working day soon after Alker fired a program file 62 for the duration of the second round to just take the guide, he adopted it up by playing close to-flawless golfing to maintain off an early charge from Estes.
Estes, even now browsing for his very first victory on the 50-and-over tour at age 56, pulled even with Alker a few moments on the entrance 9 but fell off the rate with a bogey at the par-4 eighth gap and couldn’t keep up when Alker ripped off 3 straight birdies to get started the back again nine.
KORN FERRY TOUR
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — T.J. Vogel had a 5-less than 67 in the closing spherical to acquire the Club Motor vehicle Championship at The Landings Club by a stroke.
Vogel beat 54-hole leader Mark Anderson and Ryan Blaum in winning his first PGA Tour-sanctioned function. He birdied the first gap and had an eagle at the par-5 third gap ahead of trotting out a few straight birdies on the fifth, sixth and seventh holes.
“I’ve worked so really hard for this, I have so lots of persons to thank, and I’m just satisfied,” mentioned Vogel, who concluded with a 17-below 271. “I at last proved to myself I could do it. I was out right here as a young pro, but not really ready at that position. I moved back again, worked my way back up and just progressed. I felt like my development was pretty sluggish, but I felt like I usually stored going a small little bit up, a tiny little bit up, and this is a large step listed here.”
Blaum had a 2-below 70 on the ultimate working day and Anderson was 1-underneath 71. Both of those completed at 16-beneath 272.
Andrea Lee won a three-gap playoff for the Epson Tour victory above Lucy Li in Tucson, Arizona. The two were being tied at 3-below 69 after the last round, prompting a playoff. Daniela Darquea finished driving them. … Mateusz Gradecki rallied from five pictures driving with a 6-below 66 for a three-shot victory in the Limpopo Championship in South Africa, turning into only the second Polish participant to gain on the Problem Tour. The tournament was co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour. Hennie Du Plessis experienced a 70 to complete second. … Lee Anne Tempo received the Investec South African Women’s Open up for a record fifth time, beating Magdalena Simmermacher of Argentina in a 6-gap playoff. Both shut with a 2-beneath 70. … Alejandro Tosti of Argentina shut with a 2-below 69 and capped off an 8-shot victory around Clordomiro Carranza in the 90 Abierto del Centro on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica circuit. … Mao Saigo concluded bogey-double bogey for a 4-in excess of 76 and held on for a a person-shot victory in the Yamaha Ladies Open up on the Japan LPGA.