Golf News – March 31, 2014

Golf News – March 31, 2014

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Steven Bowditch wins Valero Texas Open despite final-round 76 on windy day

SAN ANTONIO — Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.

The 30-year-old Australian bogeyed the par-5 18th for a 4-over 76 for a one-stroke victory.

“I’m over the moon. I really can’t believe it,” said Bowditch, who attempted suicide in 2006 and has fought depression throughout his career.

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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Nordqvist cards 67 in Rd. 4, grabs Kia Classic title

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Anna Nordqvist rallied to win the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara for her second victory in her last four LPGA starts.

Two strokes behind leaders Cristie Kerr and Lizette Salas entering the round, Nordqvist closed with her second straight 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Salas.

”I’m very excited. I still can’t believe it,” Nordqvist said. ”I was a couple of shots back going into today, but this morning I told myself to give it a shot and I ended up making quite of bit of birdies out there. I’m very excited to have two wins this season.”

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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Pace of play once again takes center stage on Tour

“The final group is finally on the back nine in the Valero Texas Open …”

Those were the words of NBC announcer Dan Hicks, some three hours after the threesome of Steven Bowditch, Matt Kuchar and Andrew Loupe all diligently pulled the proper club, checked the wind, took a few practice swings and smacked the first tee shots of their final round into the air. They were preceded by the telecast showing a graphic which explained potential slow play penalties, based on the fact that two of those three had already received warnings for a bad time and a few other groups were also on the clock.

The good news? Things got noticeably quicker from there.

Not quick enough, though.

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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