Janewattananond wins in Singapore, among four who qualify for The Open

SINGAPORE – Jazz Janewattananond shot a final-round 65 on Sunday to win the Singapore Open and qualify for this year’s Open Championship.

The Thai player carded seven birdies over the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club to finish at 18-under 266, two strokes ahead of Yoshinori Fujimoto (68) and Paul Casey (65), who had already secured his place at Royal Portrush.

Fujimoto also qualified and will make his second appearance in golf’s original championship following his debut at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 2012.


Full-field scores from Singapore Open


Doyeob Mun (72) and Prom Meesawat (68) were tied for fifth and also clinched qualifying places for the July 14-21 tournament.

Defending champion Sergio Garcia shot a 68 to finish tied for seventh with Gunn Charoenkui.

Davis Love III, who traveled to Singapore in an effort to qualify for The Open for the first time since 2012, shot 70 to tie for ninth.

The next event in the Open qualifying series will be the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida, from March 7-10.

Lehman tracks down Toms to win PGA Tour Champions opener

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII – Tom Lehman rallied to win the PGA Tour Champions’ season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship on Saturday, taking advantage of David Toms’ closing three-putt bogey.

The 59-year-old Lehman closed with his second straight 7-under 65 for a one-stroke victory over Toms.

Four strokes ahead of Lehman entering the round, Toms finished with a 70. His long first putt on the par-4 18th went 7 feet past, and he missed the comebacker to hand Lehman his 12th victory on the 50-and-over tour.


Full-field scores from Mitsubishi Electric Championship


Lehman finished at 17-under 199 at windy Hualalai. He birdied Nos. 13, 14 and 16 and closed with two pars. Toms made seven straight pars before the finishing bogey.

Bernhard Langer and 2018 winner Jerry Kelly each shot 67 to tie for third at 14 under. Fred Couples (66) and Kevin Sutherland (63) followed at 12 under.