SAN ANTONIO (AP) Kevin Chappell made an 8-foot putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open by one stroke on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory in his 180th career start.
Chappell closed with a 4-under 68 at the TPC San Antonio to finish at 12-under 276 for the tournament, one shot better than Brooks Koepka.
Koepka, a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team last year, was looking for his second PGA Tour victory. He hit a wedge to 3 feet for birdie on the 18th hole for a Sunday-best 65 that momentarily tied him for the lead. Chappell, playing in the last group, also laid up on the par 5 and hit a tough wedge to a back spin that spun back 8 feet above the hole.
Tony Finau got in a position to tie Koepka when he birdied four of five holes on the back nine. But he drove into a cactus on the par-5 18th and had to take a penalty drop. A closing bogey gave him a 69 and a tie for third with Kevin Tway (69) at 9 under.
SHENZHEN, China (AP) – Austrian Bernd Wiesberger beat England’s Tommy Fleetwood in a playoff to win the Shenzhen International.
Wiesberger went into the final round with a three-shot lead and eight shots ahead of Fleetwood, who closed with a 63 to catch Wiesberger at 16 under.
Wiesberger’s 71 featured par saves on the 12th and 17th and he nearly hit the pin with his approach to the last hole but was forced to settle for a par and a trip back up the 18th for the playoff
Wiesberger hit his drive in the playoff over the water off the tee and ended up in the bank while Fleetwood played safely onto the fairway and found the heart of the green with his second shot. The pressure was on Wiesberger and he delivered, placing his approach to five feet and making the putt for a birdie.
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson closed with a 74 and finished eight shots behind.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) – Carlos Franco and Vijay Singh teamed to shoot a course-record 12-under par to rally from seven shots behind and win the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.
Franco and Singh finished at 15 under overall over the rain-shortened 36-hole tournament at the par-3 Top of the Rock course, holding off a trio of teams that finished a stroke back.
The win is the first on the PGA Tour Champions for Singh, and it’s the second for Franco.
Among those who finished at 14 under were first-round leaders Jeff Sluman and Fred Funk, the winners of the tournament in 2014. The duo opened the tournament with a then-course record 10 under on Saturday and finished tied for second with the teams of Paul Goydos and Kevin Sutherland and Corey Pavin and Duffy Waldorf.
NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) – D.H. Lee of South Korea closed with a 2-over 74 on a tough day for scoring and won the United Leasing & Finance Championship.
Gusts were nearly 30 mph at Victoria National, and no one broke 70.
Lee made a tough par save on the 16th hole and wound up winning by one shot over Jason Gore (72).
Lee finished at 6-under 282, one of only four players who finished under par. His 74 was the highest score in the final round by the winner in tournament history, beating the 73 that Smylie Kaufman shot in 2015.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) – Hannah Green of Australia closed with a 1-under 73 and won the Sara Bay Classic for her first victory on the Symetra Tour.
Green was the only player to finish under par for the tournament on the Donald Ross design at Sara Bay Country Club. She finished a 2-under 214 for a two-shot victory over Benyapa Niphatsophon of Thailand and Princess Superal of the Philippines.