Kevin Tway wins first PGA title on third hole of Safeway Open playoff
Kevin Tway made a 10-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff Sunday to win the season-opening Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., for his first PGA Tour title.
The son of eight-time PGA Tour winner Bob Tway, the 30-year-old former Oklahoma State player beat Ryan Moore on the par-4 10th after Brandt Snedeker dropped out on their second extra trip down the par-5 18th on Silverado’s North Course.
Tway birdied the final two holes in regulation for a 1-under-par71, then birdied all three holes in the playoff.
Moore birdied three of the last four in a 67.
Snedeker, three strokes ahead entering the round and five in front with 11 to play, had a 74.
LPGA — South Korea held off challenges from the United States and England to win the eight-nation International Crown in Incheon, South Korea, for the first time. The top-seeded host team started the final round 2 points clear of the pack and won two of the four singles match-ups to finish with 15 points, 4 ahead of the defending champion United States and England.
So Yeon Ryu fought back from two down to halve with Lexi Thompson of the United States.
Only world No. 1 Sung Hyun Park lost of the South Korean quartet, 2 and 1 against Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand.
I.K. Kim defeated Bronte Law of England, 2 up, and In Gee Chun overcame Anna Nordqvist of Sweden, 1 up. Only Jessica Korda recorded a victory for the US in the final round, winning 4 and 3 against Madelene Sagstrom of Sweden.
Michelle Wie and Cristie Kerr both lost, to Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand and Georgia Hall of England, respectively.
European — Lucas Bjerregaard wrecked Tyrrell Hatton’s hopes of winning the Dunhill Links Championship for a third straight year when he shot a 5-under 67 at St. Andrews, Scotland, in the final round for a one-stroke victory.
Bjerregaard started the day four strokes adrift of overnight leader Hatton but he reeled in the European Ryder Cup player to finish with a 15-under winning total of 273.
Hatton (72) shared second place on 274 with Ryder Cup teammate Tommy Fleetwood (69).
Hatton, who was attempting to become only the fifth player to win the same tournament in three straight seasons, was six shots clear with 12 holes to play but was undone by a poor back nine of 40.
He had a good opportunity to force a playoff but failed to hole a 12-foot birdie putt at the 18th.
‘‘I'm getting a little emotional,’’ the 27-year-old Bjerregaard said after clinching the second tour victory of his career. ‘‘It’s been a great year and now it’s just a whole lot better.
‘‘It didn’t really look like I was ever in it today, it looked like Tyrrell was going to take off with it. I've been playing well for a little while and I played really well today and I'm pleased that it was enough.’’
Asia Amateur — Takumi Kanaya closed with a 5-under 65 to win the Asia-Pacific Amateur in Singapore and earn a spot in the Masters and British Open next year.
Kanaya capped off a 64-65 weekend at Sentosa Golf Club at 13-under 267 for a two-shot victory over Rayhan Thomas of India and Keita Nakajima of Japan, who was coming off a gold medal in the Asian Games.