Golf: English holds off Mickelson, Stallings to win St. Jude Classic

2013-06-10T00:00:00Z Golf: English holds off Mickelson, Stallings to win St. Jude ClassicThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Harris English won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, birdieing two of the final three holes to hold off Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings by two strokes.

The 23-year-old former Georgia star in his second year on tour survived a final round where he had six birdies and five bogeys. He finished with a 1-under 69 for a 12-under 268 total.

English made a 5-foot birdie putt on No. 16 to tie Stallings for the lead, but Stallings bogeyed No. 18 to give English the lead to himself. English made a 17-foot birdie putt on No. 17, and two-putted No. 18 to pick up the winner's check of $1,026,000.

Mickelson shot a 67, and Stallings had a 68.

LPGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Inbee Park birdied the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Catriona Matthew to win the rain-delayed LPGA Championship.

Park made a 20-foot putt on the par-4 18th to go 2-for-2 in LPGA Tour majors this season. She rebounded in the playoff after relinquishing a three-shot lead with a final-round 3-over 75. The South Korean star bogeyed three of her final five holes in regulation.

Regions Tradition

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - David Frost parred the final two holes to hold on for a one-stroke victory over Fred Couples in the Regions Tradition, the South African's his first Champions Tour major title.

Lyoness Open

ATZENBRUGG, Austria - Dutchman Joost Luiten won the Lyoness Open for his second European Tour title, closing with a 1-under 71 for a two-stroke victory. Denmark's Thomas Bjorn shot a 68 to finish second.

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