Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 28, 2011
The golf roundup ….
MIRABEL, Quebec ó Brittany Lincicome was singing in the rain Sunday in the Canadian Womenís Open
ěI was very patient, singing a lot of songs, very chatty,î Lincicome said after her second LPGA Tour victory of the season and fifth overall.
To stay focused, the long-hitting American sings to herself as part of her sports psychology program.
Lincicome, with former Canadian player A.J. Eathorne working as her caddie, saved par on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 to edge defending champion Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis by a stroke on the Hillsdale course. Lincicome finished at 13 under and earned $337,500. She also won the ShopRite Classic in June.
Lewis shot a 67 ó the best round of the day ó to match Wie (72) at 12 under.
Wie needed a birdie on the 18th to force a playoff, but missed the green, took a drop to get clear of a fence, and made par.
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. ó Mark Calcavecchia won the Boeing Classic for his first Champions Tour title, beating Russ Cochran with a two-putt birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Calcavecchia and Cochran shot 7-under 65s to finish at 14 under at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Calcavecchia, a 13-time PGA Tour winner making his 31st career start in two seasons on the 50-and-over tour, almost wrapped up the title on the par-5 18th in regulation, but his lengthy eagle putt came up a few inches short. Cochran, who nearly aced the par-3 17th, made a 12-foot eagle putt on 18 to force the playoff.
In the playoff, Calcavecchia found nearly the same spot on the 18th green as he did regulation, while Cochran pulled his second shot into a greenside bunker. Cochranís bunker shot bounced past the pin into the rough and Calcavecchia two-putted for the title.
ERIN, Wis. ó Kelly Kraft took the lead when UCLA star Patrick Cantlay bogeyed the 16th hole, then hung on for a 2-up victory in the U.S. Amateur final at Erin Hills.
Kraft, coming off his senior season at SMU, received a spot on the U.S. Walker Cup team after the match. Both finalists receive a spot in next yearís U.S. Open, and both traditionally are invited to the Masters.
As the winner, the 22-year-old Kraft also gets a spot in the British Open.
The 19-year-old Cantlay, already on the Walker Cup team, had two extra-hole victories in the event but couldnít come up with the shots he needed with the title at stake.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland ó Denmarkís Thomas Bjorn won the Johnnie Walker Championship, birdieing the fifth hole of a playoff with South Africaís George Coetzee.