News for Sunday, June 24, 2012
PGA Championship qualifying
A week after Beau Hossler set off some local hysteria at Mission Viejo Country Club, Matt Viguerie is trying to maintain the good vibes by qualifying for the PGA Championship.
Casey Wittenberg won the Wichita Open on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour victory of the season, closing with a 5-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Justin Hicks and Jim Herman.
Leishman wins Travelers
Big Australian Marc Leishman fires a final-round, 8-under 62 to vault up the leaderboard and capture his first PGA Tour victory at the Travelers Championship.
Brittany Lang won the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-5 18th three straight times in a playoff.
Mark Calcavecchia won the Montreal Championship on Sunday for his second Champions Tour title, matching the course record with an 8-under 64 for a two-stroke victory.
Paul Simson outlasted Emile Vaughan in a sudden-death playoff June 22 to walk away with the National Senior Hall of Fame Trophy. Simson also won this event in 2010.
Competing in her first tournament since the tragic death of her mother, Melissa Reid won the Raiffeisenbank Prague Golf Masters on Sunday, holing a 6-footer for par on the 18th hole to secure the victory.
Danny Willett of England won his first European Tour title, beating Marcus Fraser of Australia on the fourth hole of a playoff at the BMW International Open on Sunday.
Mahan fires 61
Hunter Mahan was the first player off the tee Sunday at the Travelers, with 67 players between him and the lead. A 9-under 61 later, and only the leaders remain in front of him.
Australian Brad Kennedy shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to win his first tournament in Japan at the Mizuno Open while earning a place at next month's British Open.