Sluman, Faxon win Legends of Golf

SAVANNAH, Ga. — After finishing second twice, Jeff Sluman finally won the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf with a new teammate.


Sluman, a two-time runner-up with Craig Stadler at the Champions Tour’s team event, partnered with Brad Faxon for a one-stroke victory Sunday at the Club at Savannah Harbor.

The duo had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch in the middle of their round to get to 23 under and made par on their final four holes to hold on for the win.

The tournament’s 54-hole leaders, Jay Don Blake and Roger Chapman, shot a 71 in their final round to finish in a tie for 16th, five shots back.

LPGA TOUR: In Irving, Texas, Inbee Park shot a bogey-free 4-under 67 on Sunday to win the inaugural North Texas Shootout by a stroke over Carlota Ciganda, whose chance for a first LPGA victory was wiped out in a two-hole stretch.

Park, the world’s No. 1 women’s player, finished at 13-under 271 for her third victory this season and fifth in her past 18 starts. The 24-year-old South Korean sank a 4-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole.

After starting the day two strokes behind Ciganda, Park went ahead to stay with consecutive pars on Nos. 14 and 15. Ciganda had bogey and double bogeys on those holes, part of her 70.

Suzann Pettersen, the winner in Hawaii last week, had a closing 66 to get to 10 under and finish third.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Seoul, South Korea, Brett Rumford eagled the first hole of a three-way playoff to win the Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea on Sunday.

Rumford was leading by two shots when he double-bogeyed No. 17. He holed a 10-foot par putt at the last to finish at 11-under 277 and force a playoff with Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford.

Rumford then holed a 4-foot eagle to earn the victory.

WEB.COM TOUR: In Valdosta, Ga., Will Wilcox won the South Georgia Classic on Sunday for his first victory on the tour.

Wilcox shot 1-over 73 to finish four strokes ahead of Zack Sucher, D.J. Brigman and Michael Putnam, who tied for second at 11 under. The 26-year-old Wilcox earned $117,000 and moved from No. 55 to No. 3 on the tour money list.

Aiken’s Kevin Kisner shot 70 in the final round and tied for 34th place at 287.



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