Murray wins Barbasol for first PGA Tour title

Rookie Grayson Murray won the Barbasol Championship in Opelika, Alabama, on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 5-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.

Murray closed with a 3-under 68 to edge Chad Collins on Grand National’s Lake Course. The 23-year-old former Wake Forest and Arizona State player set up the winning par with a 40-plus foot putt from below the hole. He finished at 21-under 263.

LPGA: In-Kyung Kim rallied to win the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, to become the second two-time winner this year on the LPGA Tour.

Two strokes behind 18-year-old Nelly Korda entering the round, Kim birdied six of the first nine holes and finished with an 8-under 63 for a four-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson.

Auto racing

OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY: Timmy Brackett of Buckfield neared his first Super Late Model victory of the season Saturday.

Brackett, the reigning OPS Super Late Model champion, earned the pole and led every lap in the 50-lap feature.

JT Thurlow of Windham finished second and Shawn Martin of Turner was third.

Other winners Saturday were: David Whitter of West Poland in the 30-lap Street Stock feature; Kyle Hewins of Leeds in the 20-lap Bandits feature; Kyle Kilgore of South Paris in the Figure 8 race; and Peter Craig of Poland in the 15-lap Legends car feature.


WORLD SERIES OF POKER: A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion.

Scott Blumstein won the series’ marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends.

He is now more than $8.1 million richer after eliminating Pennsylvania’s Daniel Ott on the 246th hand of the final table, more than 60 hands with just the two of them with bricks of bills and a gold bracelet separating them.


CROATIA OPEN: Lucky loser Andrey Rublev of Russia defeated fourth-seeded Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-4, 6-2 to win in Umag, Croatia.

The 19-year-old Rublev broke the 35-year-old Italian twice for a decisive 5-2 lead in the second set before serving the match out to claim his first ATP title.

GSTAAD LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP: A tearful Kiki Bertens used an emotional change of ends in the deciding set of the finals to beat Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in Gstaad, Switzerland.

OBIT: Former Australian tennis professional Peter Doohan, who played at the University of Arkansas and whose most famous victory was over Boris Becker at Wimbledon in 1987, has died

Tennis Australia said in a statement Saturday that Doohan died at age 56.

Doohan was diagnosed nine weeks ago with a particularly aggressive form of what is known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.


GOLD CUP: Clint Dempsey fed Jozy Altidore for the go-ahead goal, then scored on a free kick to match Landon Donovan’s American record with his 57th international goal and lead the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, and into the championship game.

– News service report