- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title in five years, making birdies on both playoff holes to outlast Kevin Kisner.

Furyk was ahead by a stroke when Kisner birdied the 72nd hole to force the playoff, the fourth in the last six tournaments at Harbour Town.

Furyk won the 2010 event on the first playoff hole after Brian Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself for moving a loose impediment in a hazard during his backswing.

On the first extra hole, Kisner rolled in a second straight birdie putt on the 18th. But Furyk, the 2003 U.S. Open champion, answered with a birdie to keep the playoff going.

After Kisner missed his birdie try on No. 17, Furyk sank a 12-foot putt for his 17th career PGA Tour win. He dropped his putter and punched the air in celebration.

Furyk shot an 8-under 63 and Kisner had a 64 to finish at 18-under 266.

Third-round leader Troy Merritt was at 16 under after a 69. Defending champion Matt Kuchar (68) was at 14 under, and Masters winner Jordan Spieth (70) was eight shots back.

GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Olin Browne won the Champions Tour’s Greater Gwinnett Championship after constant rain forced the cancellation of the final round.

The 57-year-old Browne set the tournament record with a second-round 64 to take the lead at 12 under. Bernhard Langer then matched the record to move into second place, a stroke back.

Rain forced Friday’s first round to be suspended and then completed Saturday morning. There was more rain, but no delays, on Saturday, followed by heavy rain Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Browne’s only other career win on the tour came in the 2011 U.S. Senior Open.

SHENZHEN INTERNATIONAL

SHENZHEN, China (AP) - Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the Shenzhen International, rallying with an eagle on the 17th hole and beating Chinese teenager Li Haotong on the first hole of a playoff.

On the playoff hole, Kiradech hit his approach shot to the middle of the 18th green and made his birdie putt, while Li two-putted for par.

Kiradech had an even-par 72 to match the 19-year-old Lo at 12-under 276. Li shot a 67.

England’s Tommy Fleetwood was a stroke back after a 69. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson had a 65 to tie for 29th at 5 under.

EL BOSQUE MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP

LEON, Mexico (AP) - Wes Roach won the El Bosque Mexico Championship for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Kevin Tway and Patton Kizzire by four strokes.

Roach, the 26-year-old former Duke player from Knoxville, Tennessee, closed with a 4-under 68 to finish at 17-under 271 at El Bosque Golf Club. He earned $126,000.

Kizzire shot a 67, and Tway had a 71.

CHICO’S PATTY BERG MEMORIAL

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Canada’s Augusta James won the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial for her first Symetra Tour title, and Laurie Rinker took The Legends Tour competition.

The 22-year-old James, a former North Carolina State player making her fourth start on the tour, closed with a 5-under 67 for a four-stroke victory over Laura Kueny and Brianna Do.

James finished at 10-under 278 at Cypress Lake. Kueny and Do each shot 72.

In The Legends Tour event, Rinker shot an even-par-72 for a three-stroke victory over Rosie Jones and Barb Mucha. Rinker finished at 5-under 139 in the 36-hole event.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide