Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Birdie on 18 wins it

- From wire dispatches

Kevin Chappell made an 8foot putt on the final hole to win the Texas Open in San Antonio by one stroke.

Chappell had a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish at 12 under for the tournament, edging Brooks Koepka at TPC San Antonio to earn his first PGA Tour victory in his 180th career start.

Koepka, a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2016, was looking for his second PGA Tour win. He had the best round of the day at 7-under 65. Before Chappell came down the 18th hole, Koepka had birdied the hole with a 3-foot putt to tie him.

Second-round co-leader Tony Finau got in a position to tie Koepka when he birdied four of five holes on the back nine. But his par-bogey finish left him to settle for a finalround 69 and a third-place tie with Kevin Tway (69) at 9-under.

Australian Aaron Baddeley fired 68 to finish fourth at 8 under.

Brian Gay (70), Sung Kang (68), Ryan Palmer (71) and Cameron Smith (71) were tied for sixth at 7 under.

Koepka, trailing Chappell by a shot coming up the 18th, took a 3-iron out of his bag and considered taking a crack at reaching the 606yard par-5 in two.

But he had 293 yards left with a slight uphill shot into the wind with a creek fronting the green.

He put the club back in his bag and laid up to create a 90-wedge approach. He stuck that to about 3 feet and made the birdie to go into the clubhouse tied with Chappell.

Chappell had almost the same distance for his approach on 18, and he landed it past the hole to set up the winning putt.

Other tournament­s

Shenzhen Internatio­nal: Austrian Bernd Wiesberger beat England’s Tommy Fleetwood in a playoff to win in China. Wiesberger went into the final round with a threeshot lead and eight shots ahead of Fleetwood but the Englishman fired a 63 to finish tied at 16 under. Wiesberger’s 71 featured par saves on the 12th and 17th and he nearly hit the pin with his approach to the final hole but was forced to settle for a par and a trip back up the 18th. Wiesberger hit his drive in the playoff over the water off the tee and ended up in the bank while Fleetwood played safely onto the fairway and found the heart of the green with his second shot. The pressure was on Wiesberger and he delivered, placing his approach to 5 feet and making the putt for a birdie.

Legends of Golf: The team of Carlos Franco and Vijay Singh was unstoppabl­e in the final round at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo. The duo shot a course-record 12under 42 at the Top of the Rock par-3 course for a oneshot victory in the Champions Division title. They finished 15 for the weather-shortened event. Paul Goydos-Kevin Sutherland, Corey Pavin-Duffy Waldorf and Fred Funk-Jeff Sluman tied for second at 14 under. The win is the first on the PGA Tour Champions for Singh, the second for Franco.

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