Billy Horschel wins Zurich


AVONDALE, La. — Billy Horschel shot an 8-under 64 in the final round of the Zurich Classic, maintaining his composure through two weather delays Sunday and winning his first PGA Tour title.

Horschel, 26, finished at 20-under 268 for a one-stroke victory and earned $1.188 million.

D.A. Points (65) was second at 19 under and Kyle Stanley (67) of Gig Harbor was third at 17 under.

Stanley made $448,800. His best finish in 10 previous events this year was a tie for 18th at last month’s Honda Classic.

Ex-Washington Huskies player Richard H. Lee (69) tied for 21st place at 11 under and earned $58,740.

Horschel had to sink a 27-foot putt on the final hole to avert a playoff with Points.

“I hadn’t made a long one all week and I said, ‘I’m due,’ “ Horschel said. “I was like, ‘If it’s my time, this putt needs to go in.’ “

Other tournaments

Top-ranked Inbee Park of South Korea closed with a 4-under 67 to win the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout in Irving by a stroke over Carlota Ciganda (70) of Spain.

Park, 24, had a 13-under total and earned $195,000.

Jeff Sluman and Brad Faxon combined for a 7-under 65 in the final round to win the 50-and-older Champions Tour’s Legends of Golf by one stroke in Savannah, Ga. They finished at 23 under for 54 holes and earned $230,000 each.

The teams of Gene Sauers-Kenny Perry (62) and Fred Funk-Mike Goodes (63) tied for second. Seattle native Fred Couples and Jay Haas (65) tied for fourth at 21 under.

Will Wilcox closed with a 1-over 73 and won the Tour’s South Georgia Classic in Valdosta by four shots with a 15-under total. He made $117,000.

Michael Putnam (70) of University Place was among three players tying for second. Putnam earned $48,533.


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