The Associated Press
Mar. 23, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second straight year, making an 18-foot birdie putt on the last hole to beat Henrik Stenson at Bay Hill on Sunday.
Every rallied from a four-shot deficit last year for his first career victory. He came from three shots behind Sunday with a 6-under 66 that again sends him to the Masters.
Stenson closed with a 70. He had a one-shot lead until a three-putt bogey on the 15th hole and a three-putt par from the fringe on the par-5 16th. He missed a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have forced a playoff.
Every finished at 19-under 269. He became the first player since 1987 to win Bay Hill with all four rounds in the 60s.
JTBC FOUNDERS CUP
PHOENIX (AP) — Hyo Joo Kim birdied five of the last eight holes to outlast Stacy Lewis at Desert Ridge.
The 19-year-old Kim closed with a 5-under 67, holing a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th to beat Lewis by three strokes for her second LPGA Tour title.
Lewis shot a 68. She pulled within a stroke with a birdie on the par-4 16th, but three-putted for bogey on 18.
Kim finished at 21-under 267 at Wildfire Golf Club.
Kim won the Evian Championship last year in France for her first major title and also has eight victories on the South Korean tour. She is the fifth South Korean winner in the first six events this year — and the other winner, top-ranked Lydia Ko of New Zealand, was born in South Korea.
TUCSON CONQUISTADORES CLASSIC
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Marco Dawson shot a 3-under 69 to win the Tucson Conquistadores Classic for his first Champions Tour title.
The 51-year-old Dawson broke a tie with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th hole and closed with two pars for a two-stroke victory over Bart Bryant, who had a 70 to finish second for the second straight event. Bryant lost a playoff to Lee Janzen last month in Naples, Florida.
Dawson finished at 13-under 203 in the first-year event at Tucson National, the longtime home of the PGA Tour's defunct Tucson Open. He won in his 21st start on the 50-and-over tour.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Dawie van der Walt won the Chile Classic for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a birdie for a 6-under 65 and a two-stroke victory.
The 32-year-old South African finished at 21-under 263 at Mapocho and earned $108,000. He won two European Tour events in South Africa in 2013.
Erik Barnes was second after a 66. He birdied the final three holes.
Third-round leader Craig Barlow was another stroke back along with Wes Roach. Barlow had a hole-in-one on No. 8, but bogeyed Nos. 15 and 16 in a 69. Roach shot 68.
MADEIRA ISLANDS OPEN
SANTO ANTONIO DA SERRA, Portugal (AP) — Organizers canceled the Madeira Islands Open because of continuing bad weather.
Heavy winds and rain sweeping the Portuguese island for the previous three days did not let up, leaving the Clube de Golf Santo da Serra flooded.
Organizers had already reduced the tournament to 36 holes on Saturday in an effort to salvage the European Tour event.
The field was only able to complete the first round on Saturday, with Denmark's Joachim B. Hansen leading by one stroke.
This is the second straight year weather has disrupted the tournament.Last year, heavy fog during the first three days forced organizers to reduce it to 36 holes.