STEVEN BOWDITCH CLIMBS TO 134TH IN THE WORLD
PGA Tour – Valero Texas Open
Steven Bowditch won his first PGA TOUR title Sunday at the Valero Texas Open, finishing one shot ahead of Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays. Bowditch finished at 8-under 280 after a final-round 76.
Bowditch's final-round score was the highest by a winner since Vijay Singh at the 2004 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. The field averaged was 73.8 on a windy day at TPC San Antonio.
Bowditch started the final round with a three-shot lead over Matt Kuchar and Andrew Loupe, but was 3 over on the first four holes and made the turn in 3-over 39 to fall into a tie for the lead with Kuchar.
One Asia/Japan Golf Tour – Indonesia PGA Championship
Japan’s Michio Matsumura birdied the last three holes to snatch victory by a shot on Sunday in a rain-interrupted final round of the U.S. $1 million Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship, presented by Indonesia Port Corporation.
The 31-year-old had rounds of 65, 67, 67 and 68 to finish 21 under par around Damai Indah Golf’s 6,545-metre (7,160-yard) Bumi Serpong Damai course to claim the $180,000 first prize at a tournament co-sanctioned by OneAsia and the Japan Tour.
Web.com - Chitimacha Louisiana Open Presented by NACHER
Kris Blanks rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to beat Brett Stegmaier and won the 23rd Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by Nacher. Blanks and Stegmaier were tied at 14-under 270 after four trips around the Le Triomphe Country Club course and had halved the par-4 18th hole with pars the first two times they played it.
Blanks started the final round seven shots back of leader Kyle Reifers (70/T3) and vaulted up the leaderboard with a nearly flawless 9-under 62 that gave the field a number to shoot at. His round was so good that the next best score of the day were a quintet of 67s.
PGA Tour Latino America - Stella Artois Open
Armando Favela finally got his time to shine on the NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Making his 25th career start on Tour, the 27-year old birdied the 72nd hole to win the inaugural playing of the Stella Artois Open by one shot over Argentina's Nelson Ledesma.
The outright leader through 36 holes who had a share of the 54-hole lead, Favela fought hard to defend his position on another tough day at Fuego Maya GC at La Reunión Golf Resort. Sunday's 71 set his winning total at 14-under 274 on the Tour’s first event ever contested in Central America.