Golf roundup: Trevor Immelman rallies for win

2008 Masters champion wraps up card

Trevor Immelman’s 6-under 66 was good for a one-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay.
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Trevor Immelman’s 6-under 66 was good for a one-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay.

Trevor Immelman rallied to win the Hotel Fitness Championship on Sunday at Sycamore Hills in Fort Wayne, Ind., to lock up a PGA Tour card in the Tour Finals opener.

Immelman, the South African who won the 2008 Masters, birdied the final hole for a 6-under-par 66 and a one-stroke victory over Patrick Cantlay. Cantlay, three strokes ahead entering the round, finished with a 72.

The top 25 on the Tour money list last week after the Cox Classic are assured PGA Tour cards for the 2013-14 season, while Nos. 26-75 are fighting with Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings for 25 additional cards in the four-event Tour Finals series. With the $180,000 first-place check, Immelman — 143d in the FedEx Cup standings — is guaranteed to get one of those cards.


Cantlay earned $108,000 to put himself in good position to secure a PGA Tour card. The 21-year-old missed the cut in the Cox Classic to drop to 29th on the money list.

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Immelman had a 20-under 268 total.

Scott Gardiner (68) and Kevin Kisner (70) tied for third at 18 under.

LPGA — Suzann Pettersen won the Safeway Classic for the second time in three years, taking advantage of playing partner Yani Tseng’s final-round collapse in Portland, Ore.

Three strokes behind leader Tseng entering the round, Pettersen closed with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Stacy Lewis.


The 32-year-old Norwegian finished at 20-under 268 for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year and 12th overall. She won the 2011 tournament at Pumpkin Ridge.

Tseng followed her third-round 63 with a 78 to tie for ninth at 12 under. The Taiwanese star is winless in 37 events since March 2012.

European — Gregory Bourdy birdied his last three holes to end a four-year winless drought with a two-shot victory at the Wales Open in Newport.

The Frenchman started Sunday three shots behind American Peter Uihlein but had a good start with an eagle at the par-5 second hole. He finished even stronger with birdies at 16 and 17 before holing a 15-foot putt at the last for a 67 and an 8-under total of 276.

Uihlein birdied 15 and 17 but needed another at the 18th to force a playoff. However, he three-putted for bogey to settle for a 72 and Bourdy got his first victory since 2009, and fourth European Tour victory overall.


Champions — In Calgary, Alberta, Rocco Mediate ran away with the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic for his second victory in 17 starts in his first Champions Tour season.

The 50-year-old Mediate closed with a 7-under 64 at Canyon Meadows for a seven-stroke victory. Tom Byrum had a 64 to finish second. Duffy Waldorf (65) and Kirk Triplett (67) tied for third at 14 under.