Mediate A Winner In Canada
Calgary, Alberta — Rocco Mediate ran away with the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday for his second victory in 17 starts in his first Champions Tour season.
The 50-year-old Mediate, the Allianz Championship winner in February in his first Champions Tour start, closed with a 7-under 64 at tree-lined Canyon Meadows for a seven-stroke victory.
Mediate opened with a 63 and had a 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. The six-time PGA Tour winner finished at 22-under 191 to tie the tour record for lowest total score in a 54-hole event.
Fort Wayne, Ind. — Trevor Immelman rallied to win the Hotel Fitness Championship on Sunday at Sycamore Hills to lock up a PGA Tour card in the Web.com Tour Finals opener.
Immelman, the South African who won the 2008 Masters, birdied the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke victory over Patrick Cantlay. Cantlay, three strokes ahead entering the round, finished with a 72.
The top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list after the Cox Classic are assured PGA Tour cards for the 2013-14 season, while Nos. 26-75 are fighting with Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings for 25 additional cards in the four-event Web.com Tour Finals series.
With the $180,000 first-place check, Immelman — 143rd in the FedEx Cup standings — is guaranteed to get one of those cards.
Immelman had a 20-under 268 total.
Gregory Bourdy wins Wales Open by 2 shots
NEWPORT, Wales — Gregory Bourdy birdied his last three holes Sunday to end a four-year winless drought with a two-shot victory at the Wales Open.
The Frenchman started Sunday three shots behind Peter Uihlein of the United States but had a good start with an eagle at the par-5 second hole. He finished even stronger with birdies at 16 and 17 before holing a 15-foot putt at the last for a 67 and an 8-under total of 276.
Uihlein birdied 15 and 17 but needed another one at the 18th to force a playoff. However, he three-putted for bogey to settle for a 72.
Soeren Kjeldsen was third, three strokes off the lead.