- Associated Press - Sunday, April 26, 2015

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Justin Rose birdied the final two holes Sunday to win the Zurich Classic.

Rose, who entered the week ranked ninth in the world, completed a 7-under 65 in the rain-delayed third round and closed with a 66 at TPC Louisiana for his seventh PGA Tour title.

The Englishman has won at least once in six straight seasons, the second-longest streak on the tour behind Dustin Johnson’s eight straight.

Playing aggressively on a soggy course, Rose made six birdies in the final round and played the last 66 holes without a bogey. He finished at 22-under 266.

Rose’s final two putts from 10 and 13 1/2 feet allowed him to hold off Cameron Tringale by a stroke. Tringale birdied the 18th for a 65.

Boo Weekley, who led after the first round, finished third at 20 under, and Jim Herman and Jason Day, ranked sixth in the world, tied for fourth at 19 under.


DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) - Lydia Ko celebrated another birthday week at Lake Merced with another victory in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

Ko won for the second straight year, this time beating Morgan Pressel on the second playoff hole by rolling in a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for her seventh career LPGA Tour victory. The South Korean-born Kiwi turned 18 on Friday.

Ko made two birdies in the three times she played the closing hole at Lake Merced. She made an 8-footer in regulation to close with a 2-under 70.

Pressel had to settle for three pars on the 18th. She missed a 15-footer in regulation for the win, closing with a 72 to match Ko at 8 uner. Her best chance was a 10-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole that grazed the edge of the cup. Pressel badly pulled an 8-footer on her third try with Ko in close.

Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old Canadian, holed a bunker shot for eagle on the par-5 14th to stay close to the lead and she had a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole to join the playoff. It missed on the low side and she had to settle for a 74.

Ko, already the No. 1 player in women’s golf, moved to the top of the LPGA Tour money list with her second tour victory and third worldwide title this year.


RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) - Joe Durant had a hole-in-one and teamed with Billy Andrade to win the Champions Tour’s Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.

Andrade and Durant closed with a 9-under 45 at the par-3 Top of the Rock course, playing nine holes of modified alternate shot and nine of better ball. Durant aced the third hole on the second nine, using a 7-iron on the 167-yard hole.

Durant and Andrade finished at 19-under 159 in the 54-hole event, opening Thursday with a better-ball 63 on Buffalo Ridge’s regulation Springs course and shooting a 51 on Saturday in high wind on the par-3 course. They each earned $230,000 for their first victories on the 50-and-older tour.

Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam tied for second, three strokes back after a 51. The former Masters champions took a two-stroke lead into the final round.

Larry Nelson and Larry Fleisher won the Legends Division for players 65 and older, beating Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player by two strokes. Nelson and Fleisher had a 1-under 26 for nine holes of better ball on the par-3 course. They finished at 12 under in the 45-hole event.


SHANGHAI (AP) - Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil, edging England’s David Howell by a stroke in the Volvo China Open.

The 29-year-old Wu, who plays primarily on the Japan Tour, closed with a 1-under 71 to finish at9-under 279 at Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club.

Howell had a 72. He missed a 5-foot par putt on the 18th that would have forced a playoff.


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - England’s Lee Westwood won the Asian Tour’s Indonesia Masters for the third time, beating Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

The 42-year-old Westwood closed with a 1-over 73 to match Chapchai (66) at 7-under 281. Westwood has nine Asian Tour victories and 42 worldwide titles.


SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Rachel Rohanna won the Guardian Retirement Championship for her first Symetra Tour title, beating five players by two strokes.

Rohanna finished with a 2-over 74 in windy conditions for a 5-under 211 total at difficult Sara Bay.

The 24-year-old former Ohio State player earned $16,500 to jump from 16th to fourth on the money list with $23,223. The top 10 at the end of the season will earn 2016 LPGA Tour cards.

Lee Lopez (70), Lindy Duncan (70), Jean Reynolds (70), Maude-Aimee Leblanc (71) and Giulia Molinaro (74) tied for second. Lopez took the money lead with $26,698.

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