KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Justin Thomas overcame a double bogey on the 14th and some nervous moments on the final hole Sunday to win the CIMB Classic for his first PGA Tour title.
The 22-year-old American holed a 6-foot par putt on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Australian star Adam Scott. Thomas shot a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 26-under 262 total at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. He had a had a course-record 61 in the second round
Thomas hit into the water at 14 en route to the double bogey, the rallied with three consecutive birdies to take the outright lead.
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Scott, playing two groups ahead, had an eagle and seven birdies in his closing 63.
American Kevin Na and Brendan Steele tied for third at 24-under. Na had a 67, and Steele shot 68. Na lost a playoff in the season-opening event at Silverado and tied for second last week in Las Vegas.
BLUE BAY LPGA
HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) – Sei Young Kim made a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Blue Bay LPGA.
The 22-year-old South Korean player won for the third time in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour, closing with a 2-under 70 at difficult Jian Lake Blue Bay for a 2-under 286 total.
After high wind sent scores soaring the first three days, the players faced only a moderate breeze on a rainy afternoon along the South China Sea.
Third-ranked Stacy Lewis, fellow American Kim Kaufman and Taiwan’s Candie Kung finished a stroke back. Kim holed her winning putt after playing partners Lewis and Kung missed birdie tries.
Lewis finished with a 70 for her sixth runner-up finish of the season and the 21st of her career. She won the last of her 11 LPGA Tour titles in June 2014. Kung shot a 71. Kaufman, playing a group ahead, had a 69 for the best round of the day.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Duffy Waldorf won the Toshiba Classic for his first Champions Tour title, birdieing the final hole for a 5-under 66 and a two-stroke victory.
A day after matching the Newport Beach Country Club record with an 11-under 60, the 53-year-old former UCLA player had 10 birdies, five bogeys and only three pars in the final round.
Waldorf finished with a tournament-record 20-under 193 total. He earned $270,000 to easily qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship after beginning the week on the bubble at 30th on the money list. The top 30 advanced to play next week at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The four-time PGA Tour winner was making his 73rd start on the 50-and-over tour.
Joe Durant was second after a 62. Kevin Sutherland was third at 17 under after a 65.
TURKISH AIRLINES OPEN
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) – France’s Victor Dubuisson won the Turkish Airlines Open for the second time in three years, shooting a 6-under 6 for a one-stroke victory over South Africa’s Jaco van Zyl.
Dubuisson birdied three of the last four holes to finish at 22-under 266 at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal.
Van Zyl closed with a 67. North Ireland’s Rory McIlroy had a 71 to tie for sixth at 16 under in the first of four events in the European Tour’s Finals Series.
PGA ASSISTANT CHAMPIONSHIP
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) – Andy Mickelson won the PGA Assistant Championship, closing with a 1-under 71 for a two-stroke victory on PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker Course.
The 34-year-old Mickelson is a PGA apprentice at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, Illinois. He finished at 16-under 272.
Adam Rainaud of South Hadley, Massachusetts, was second after a 71.