Stacy Lewis survives shaky finish at LPGA event in Singapore

SINGAPORE — American Stacy Lewis won the HSBC Women’s Champions on Sunday for her sixth career LPGA title, overcoming two bogeys and some shaky putting on the back nine to hold off South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi.


Lewis, the 2012 LPGA Player of the Year, shot 1-under 71 in the final round at Sentosa Golf Club to finish at 15-under 273, one stroke ahead of Choi.

“The last four or five holes, I was pretty nervous, I’m not going to lie,” Lewis said. “I just played hard and put my head down and tried to make as many putts as I could and fortunately I came away with the win.”

Choi, who had 72, was runner-up at the tournament
for the second consecutive year.

She lost to Angela Stanford in a four-player playoff last year.

Paula Creamer, hampered by a shoulder injury from a car accident last week in Thailand, briefly held a share of the lead early in the day but struggled with her putting on the back nine and faded to a 71 to finish third at 13-under.

Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot 74 to finish a disappointing week in a share of 28th place.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Centurion, South Africa, Dawie Van Der Walt became the fifth South African winner in 10 European Tour events this season with his two-shot victory at the Tshwane Open on Sunday.

Van Der Walt posted a final round 5-under 67 to finish at 21-under overall for his first win on the Tour.

The Texas-based golfer is ranked 436th in the world. Van Der Walt was among four players tied for the lead after the third round, including fellow South African Darren Fichardt, who shot 69 to finish second at 19-under in the European and Sunshine Tour event.

WEB.COM TOUR: In Bogota, Colombia, rookie Patrick Cantlay posted 5-under 66 Sunday and pulled away from third-round co-leader Jim Renner to win the Colombia Championship by four strokes at Country Club de Bogota.

Cantlay finished with a tournament-record total of 18-under 266, seven strokes better than the old mark set by Steven Pate in 2010.

In addition to earning his first professional title at the of age of 20 years 11 months and 15 days, Cantlay also becomes the second-youngest winner in Tour history.

The former UCLA All-American also picks up a check for $126,000 and takes over the No. 1 spot on the money list.

Renner closed with 70.

North Augusta’s Scott Brown shot 68 and tied for seventh place, 11 shots behind Cantlay.



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