Hamil­ton reigns at Bri­tish GP

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIA’S Steven Bowditch ( pic­tured) has fin­ished three shots be­hind tour­na­ment win­ner Danny Lee at The Greenbrier Clas­sic.

The Novo­cas­trian carded a fi­nal- round 67 for a 10- un­der- par to­tal of 270, for a tie of 13th. Lee parred the sec­ond hole of a four- man play­off for his first PGA Tour vic­tory.

The South Korean- born New Zealan­der earned $ 1.2 mil­lion and be­came the ninth first- time win­ner on the tour this sea­son.

Lee, David Hearn, Kevin Kis­ner and Robert Streb were tied at 13un­der af­ter four rounds on the Old White TPC course in West Virginia. RAIN soaked Sil­ver­stone and wa­ter – in the form of tears – then filled Lewis Hamil­ton’s eyes. The world cham­pion ( pic­tured) bat­tled to an emo­tional win on home soil for the third time yes­ter­day as the in­clement weather pro­vided the con­di­tions for a thrilling Bri­tish Grand Prix — a ri­poste to some of the com­plaints about For­mula One be­ing bor­ing this sea­son. Hamil­ton over­came a bad start to hold off Nico Ros­berg’s chal­lenge in front of 140,000 fans for his fifth win of the sea­son, to ex­tend his cham­pi­onship lead over his Mercedes team­mate to 17 points.

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