Final round of Wyndham Championship postponed

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Will Claxton, a former Swainsboro, Ga. resident, lines up a putt during the final round at Sedgefield.   GERRY BROOME/ASSOCIATED PRESS
GERRY BROOME/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Will Claxton, a former Swainsboro, Ga. resident, lines up a putt during the final round at Sedgefield.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sergio Garcia had the lead at 15 under through four holes Sunday when the final round in the Wyndham Championship was suspended for the day because of heavy rain.

Tim Clark, Jason Dufner and Bud Cauley were at 14 under through varying stages of their rounds, and 38 players – half the field – were still on the course when play was stopped.

After waiting roughly 2 hours, 20 minutes, officials decided to bring them back to Sedgefield Country Club at 9 a.m. today to crown a champion and figure out who qualifies for the playoffs and who doesn’t. It will be the first Monday finish in Greensboro since 1983.

It’s been four years since Garcia’s last PGA Tour victory, and he’ll have to wait another day to see if he can finish it off.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: In Endicott, N.Y., Willie Wood won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, beating Michael Allen with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Wood made a long birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to match Allen, a two-time winner this year, at 13-under 203 on the En-Joie Golf Course. Wood closed with a 66, and Allen shot 66.

In the playoff on the par-4 18th hole, Allen’s drive that went way left, essentially ending his chances.

Wood earned $270,000 for the victory, his first since he won the 1996 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic for his lone PGA Tour title.

LPGA TOUR: In North Plains, Ore., Japan’s Mika Miyazato won the Safeway Classic on Sunday for her first victory on the LPGA Tour, finishing with a 2-under 70 to beat Brittany Lincicome and Inbee Park by two strokes.

Miyazato finished at 13-under 203 in her wire-to-victory on Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course. She shared the first-round lead and had a two-shot advantage after the second.

Lincicome shot 67, and Park had a 70.

WEB.COM TOUR: In Overland Park, Kan., Shawn Stefani won the Midwest Classic on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory.

The 30-year-old former Lamar player finished at 17-under 267 on the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. He earned $99,000 to jump from 54th to 12th on the money list with $166,715.

Luke List and former Georgia golfer Russell Henley tied for second.

LOCAL INTEREST

WILL CLAXTON

Swainsboro, Ga.*

Score -11 (62 holes)

Shots back 4

CHARLES HOWELL

Augusta native

Score -7 (72 holes)

Shots back 8

KEVIN KISNER

Aiken native

Score -5 (72 holes)

Shots back 10

BLAKE ADAMS Swainsboro, Ga.

Score -2 (72 holes)

Shots back 13

* former resident


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