GOLF: Kuchar wraps up 2nd win of year with clutch putts

2013-06-03T00:00:00Z GOLF: Kuchar wraps up 2nd win of year with clutch puttsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 03, 2013 12:00 am  • 

DUBLIN, Ohio - Matt Kuchar was in a good spot Sunday at the Memorial. He had his first multiple-win season, and an audience with tournament host Jack Nicklaus.

Needing two putts from 20 feet to hold off a late charge from Kevin Chappell, Kuchar punctuated a remarkably steady final round by making the birdie putt for a 4-under 68 and a two-shot victory at Muirfield Village. He joined Tiger Woods as the only players with more than one win this year on the PGA Tour.

Kuchar, who goes to a career-best No. 4 in the world, won the Match Play Championship in late February.

LPGA Tour

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Hall of Famer Karrie Webb won her first LPGA Tour title in two years, rallying from five shots down for a two-stroke victory over Shanshan Feng in the wind-whipped ShopRite LPGA Classic.

Webb, 38, shot a 3-under 68 to win for the 39th time on tour, the most among active players. The Aussie had a 4-under 209 total, tying the highest winning score at The Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.

Champions Tour

DES MOINES, Iowa - Russ Cochran won the Principal Charity Classic for his fourth career Champions Tour title, finishing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Jay Don Blake.

European PGA Tour

STOCKHOLM - Mikko Ilonen of Finland won the Nordea Masters by three strokes to end a six-year victory drought, shooting a 3-under 69 to finish at 21 under at Bro Hof Slott. Jonas Blixt (68) of Sweden finished second.

Local holes-in-one

Jan Baker

• May 24, Fred Enke, No. 15, 87 yards, 9-iron. Witness: L.R. Fair.

Gregory S. Cunningham

• May 26, Fred Enke, No. 12, 230 yards, 3-wood. Witness: Josh Grubaugh.

Kelly Darris

• May 25, Crooked Tree, No. 7, 138 yards, pitching wedge. Witnesses: Margo Darris, Chris Neely, Sarah Andrews.

Kevin Doyle

• May 26, Crooked Tree, No. 7, 130 yards, 9-iron.

Josh Grubaugh

• April 28, Silverbell, No. 6, 230 yards, 3-wood. Witnesses: Greg Cunningham, Jim Kelley, Matt Bovee.

Susan Keating

• April 13, The Highlands at Dove Mountain, No. 7, 110 yards, 6-iron. Witness: Judy Mejeur.

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