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Webb Simpson pulls away for Las Vegas win

Simpson cruises to his first victory on the PGA Tour since the 2012 U.S. Open.

October 20, 2013|Wire reports

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Webb Simpson cruised to victory Sunday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, pulling away for a six-stroke win in the second event of the PGA Tour's new wraparound season.

Winning for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open, Simpson closed with a five-under-par 66 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.

Ryo Ishikawa and Jason Bohn tied for second. Ishikawa, the Japanese player who had to play the Tour Finals to regain his PGA Tour card, shot a 65. Bohn had a 66.


Amy Yang made a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with South Korean compatriot Hee Kyung Seo to win the KEB HanaBank Championship at Incheon, South Korea.

Yang won her first LPGA Tour title, finishing with a three-under 69 to match Seo at nine-under 207 on Sky 72 Golf Club's Ocean Course. Seo closed with a 68.


Michael Allen won the Greater Hickory Classic for his second Champions Tour title of the year and fifth overall, beating Olin Browne with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff at Conover, N.C.

Allen closed with a five-under 65, also birdieing the par-five 18th in regulation to match Browne at 13-under 197 at Rock Barn. Browne shot a 64, charging to the lead with seven birdies over a nine-hole stretch.

Second-round leader Bernhard Langer had a 69 to finish third at 11 under. He cut Kenny Perry's lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings to 394 points with two events remaining.


Former top-ranked amateur Jin Jeong won the Perth International in Australia for his first professional victory, beating England's Ross Fisher with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Jeong, the South Korean player who lives in Melbourne, closed with a three-under 69 to match Fisher at 10-under 278. Fisher finished with a 68.


Gasquet, Halep win in Kremlin Cup

Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France won the 10th title of his career by rallying to beat qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the final of the Kremlin Cup at Moscow.

Simona Halep of Romania claimed the fifth title of her career by beating Samantha Stosur of Australia, 7-6 (1), 6-2, in the women's final.


Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark won her first tournament of the year, beating German teenager Annika Beck, 6-2, 6-2, in the final of the Luxembourg Open.


Tommy Haas won the 15th title of his career and second this season, defeating Robin Haase of the Netherlands, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, in the Erste Bank Open at Vienna.


Japan's Asada first in Skate America

Japan's Mao Asada beat American Ashley Wagner in Skate America at Detroit.

Asada, the leader going into the free skate, won despite a fall on her triple axel and a two-footed landing on her triple lutz. She scored 204.55 points, thanks to her elevated technical difficulty. Wagner, the 2012 Skate America champion, finished with 193.81.

Russia's Elena Radionova finished third at 183.95 in her first ISU Grand Prix event.

In pairs, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia set a world record in their successful defense of their Skate America title, finishing with 237.71 points.


Goaltender Martin Biron announced his retirement after playing parts of 16 NHL seasons.

The New York Rangers put the 36-year-old Biron on waivers last week.


Don James, the longtime University of Washington football coach who led the Huskies to a share of the national championship in 1991, died Sunday. He was 80.

The university said James died at his home from the effects of pancreatic cancer. He had been receiving treatment for the disease since late September. Obituary, AA5

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