Mick­el­son on brink of vic­tory at Peb­ble Beach Pro-am

The Columbus Dispatch - - Sports -

Phil Mick­el­son put him­self on the brink of a fifth vic­tory in the AT&T Peb­ble Beach pro-am by turn­ing a three-shot deficit into a three-shot lead when a wild day of weather kept him from fin­ish­ing Sun­day in Cal­i­for­nia.

Mick­el­son will have to re­turn at 8 a.m. Mon­day to play the last two holes.

About the only thing that didn’t go Mick­el­son’s way was the tim­ing. The fi­nal round started an hour late be­cause of rain, and then was de­layed two more hours when sun­shine gave way to a hail storm that cov­ered greens in white.

Ce­line Boutier claimed a two-stroke vic­tory in the LPGA’S Vic Open, while David Law made an ea­gle on the par-5 18th to win the men’s ti­tle by a stroke over Brad Kennedy and Wade Ormsby in Barwon Heads, Aus­tralia.

Boutier shot a fi­nal-round 72 to fin­ish at 8-un­der 281. Sarah Kemp (65), Su Oh (74) and Char­lotte Thomas (69) were tied for se­cond.

Law’s fi­nal-round 66 left him a stroke ahead of Kennedy (67) and thir­dround leader Ormsby (70)

Bern­hard Langer made him­self right at home in the Oa­sis Cham­pi­onship in Boca Raton, Florida .

Play­ing 10 min­utes from his house, the 61-yearold Ger­man closed with a 7-un­der 65 on Sun­day in windy con­di­tion at The Old Course at Bro­ken Sound for a five-stroke vic­tory. He fin­ished at a tour­na­men­trecord 19-un­der 197 for his 39th vic­tory on the 50-an­dover cir­cuit and earned $255,000 to break Hale Ir­win’s tour ca­reer record with $27,196,504.

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