Veterans Padraig Harrington and Matt Kuchar each shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday to share the early lead with MJ Daffue and Roberto Diaz in the weather-delayed first round of the Valero Texas Open.
Japan’s Furue wins Women’s Scottish Open
Japan’s Ayaka Furue blitzed the field with a course-record final round of 62 — 10 under par — to claim her first LPGA title at the Women’s Scottish Open on Sunday.
The 22-year-old rookie, who has seven wins on the Japanese Tour, finished with a 21-under-par total after starting the day four shots back from overnight leaders Celine Boutier and Lydia Ko.
Furue carded 10 birdies in total, including a six-birdie streak from the sixth hole, to win by three shots from second-placed Boutier, who completed a final round of 69.
Hyo-Joo Kim and Cheyenne Knight finished a further shot back in a tie for third on 17 under par.
Meanwhile, Ko’s challenge faded after a series of near misses on the green and a round of 71 and a 16-under total left her in a tie for fifth with Alison Lee.