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Golf: Former Florida Gator Billy Horschel earns first PGA win

Published April 28, 2013 6:13 pm
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Avondale, La. • Billy Horschel shot an 8-under 64 in the final round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, maintaining his composure through a pair of weather delays for his first career PGA Tour victory.

The 26-year-old former Florida Gator began the day two shots behind third-round leader Lucas Glover and surged into the lead with six straight birdies after the first weather delay. He finished at 20 under, narrowly holding off Shell Houston Open winner D.A. Points, who shot a final-round 65 to finish one shot behind.

The second delay happened before Horschel could take his second shot on the 18th hole, giving him 50 minutes to reflect on what was at stake — $1.19 million and a two-year exemption.

Kyle Stanley shot a 5-under 67 to finish third.

Champions Tour

Jeff Sluman and Brad Faxon scored a one-stroke victory in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf team event at the Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga. The duo had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch in the middle of their round to get to 23-under and made par on their final four holes to hold on for the win with a 193 total. Gene Sauers teamed with Kenny Perry to finish tied for second with Fred Funk and Mike Goodes at 22-under.


In Irving, Texas, Inbee Park shot a bogey-free 4-under 67 to win the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout by a stroke over Carlota Ciganda, who was hoping for her first LPGA victory. The No. 1-ranked Park finished at 13-under 271 for her third victory this season.




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