Langer, Wiebe set for Monday finish at Senior British Open

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SOUTHPORT, England — Bernhard Langer and Mark Wiebe were tied after two playoff holes Sunday night in the storm-delayed Senior British Open when darkness suspended play at Royal Birkdale.

They will finish the playoff today.

Wiebe shot 4-under 66 to match Langer at 9-under 271. Langer had 70. They each parred the par-4 18th twice in the playoff.

“Playing in the dark was a new one for me,” Wiebe said. “Hopefully, we’ll figure it out tomorrow.”

Langer, the 2010 winner at Carnoustie, blew a two-stroke lead with a double bogey on the final hole of regulation after hitting into a greenside bunker. Minutes earlier, Wiebe’s birdie putt at No. 18 came up short.

“I gave it away,” Langer said. “I could bogey the last hole and win. I thought I hit a decent shot in the bunker, but it came out too low.

“But I made two good pars in the playoff in the dark, so what can you say.”

Corey Pavin, Peter Senior and David Frost tied for third at 6 under. Pavin shot 65, Senior had 66 and Frost 70.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Moscow, Michael Hoey shot 2-under 70 to win the Russian Open by four strokes for his fifth European Tour title.

The Northern Irishman, who held a five-shot lead overnight, had three birdies. He finished at 16-under 272.

Alexandre Kaleka (68) of France and Matthew Nixon (69) of England tied for second.

Hoey hadn’t finished better than 25th this season on the European Tour and credited solid putting for the win.

WEB.COM TOUR: In Boise, Idaho, Kevin Tway won the Boise Open for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Spencer Levin with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

The 25-year-old Tway, the son of Champions Tour player Bob Tway, closed with 7-under 64 to match Levin at 23-under 261 at Hillcrest Country Club. Levin finished with 63.

Michael Putnam, a two-time winner this year who leads the money list, had 63 to tie for third with Bronson La’Cassie and third-round leader Philip Pettitt at 22 under. La’Cassie had 65, and Pettitt shot 67.

Russell Knox, the Scot who shot 59 on Friday to match the tour record, finished with 69 to tie for 12th at 19 under.

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: In Denham, England, Hall of Famer Karrie Webb rallied to win the Ladies European Masters, making two eagles in a 7-under 65 for a one-stroke victory.

The 38-year-old Australian had a 16-under 200 total at Buckinghamshire. She has three victories this season, also winning the Australian Ladies Masters in February and the LPGA Tour’s ShopRite LPGA Classic in June.

“I came over here to get some tournament rounds under my belt, get some confidence going, get into the time zone and British conditions,” Webb said. “To win is just the icing on the cake. I’m very happy with how I played this week and I got more and more confident on the course as the week went on.”

Webb eagled the par-5 ninth and 14th holes.

“I hadn’t played the par 5s particularly well this week,” she said. “It’s a great boost when conditions are tough.”

South Africa’s Ashleigh Simon was second. She closed with 69.

The Women’s British Open starts Thursday on the Old Course.

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