POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 31, 2014
SAN ANTONIO » Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.
The 30-year-old Australian bogeyed the par-5 18th for a 4-over 76 for a one-stroke victory.
“I’m over the moon. I really can’t believe it,” said Bowditch, who attempted suicide in 2006 and has fought depression throughout his career.
It was the highest closing score by a winner since Vijay Singh finished with a 4-over 76 in the 2004 PGA Championship.
Bowditch finished at 8-under 280 at TPC San Antonio and earned $1,116,000.
Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays tied for second. MacKenzie shot 70, and Summerhays had a 71.
Nordqvist wins Kia Classic by shooting 67
CARLSBAD, Calif. » Anna Nordqvist rallied to win the Kia Classic at Aviara for her second victory in her last four LPGA Tour starts.
Two strokes behind leaders Cristie Kerr and Lizette Salas entering the round, Nordqvist closed with her second straight 5-under 67 to finish at 13-under 275 and a one-stroke victory over Salas.
Hawaii’s Michelle Wie finished eight shots back at 1-under 283 after a 2-under 70.
Asia makes improbable EurAsia Cup comeback
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia » Asia staged a Ryder Cup-like comeback on the final day of the EurAsia Cup on Sunday, picking up seven of 10 points available in singles to level the score at 10-all and share the trophy with Europe.
Asia, trailing 7-3 going into the final day, briefly took the lead at 91⁄2 to 81⁄2 before Joost Luiten beat Koumei Oda 1-up to pull the Europeans level.
The final match between Asia’s Hideto Tanihara and Europe’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano then finished all square.