ON THE LINKS | Sunday’s professional golf results
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA
Lexi Thompson got things going with a big rally and Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer won key matches Sunday to help the U.S. beat Europe 161/2-111/2 on Sunday in the Solheim Cup. Gerina Piller sealed it with a birdie putt that put her 3 up over Florentyna Parker with three to play in a 4-and-2 victory. The Americans are 10-5 in the biennial tournament, also winning in Germany in 2015. Kerr beat Mel Reid 2 and 1 for her record-extending 21st point in the competition, and Creamer edged Georgia Hall 1 up to raise her total to 19 1/2 — second on the career list. Thompson halved Anna Nordqvist after trailing by four holes, and Angel Yin halved with Karine Icher as the teams split the 12 singles matches. Lizette Salas and Danielle Kang also for the U.S. Salas edged Jodi Ewart Shadoff 1 up, and Kang beat Emily Pedersen.
For Europe, Catriona Matthew beat Stacy Lewis 1 up, Caroline Masson topped Michelle Wie 4 and 2, Charley Hull edged Brittany Lang 1 up, Carlota Ciganda beat Brittany Lincicome 4 and 3, and Madelene Sagstrom defeated Austin Ernst 3 and 2
Henrik Stenson won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory in the final event of the PGA Tour regular season. The 2013 FedEx Cup champion finished at 22-under 258 at Sedgefield Country Club, breaking the course’s 72-hole record set by Carl Pettersson in 2008 and matched last year by Si Woo Kim. The Swede earned $1,044,000 and 500 postseason points for his first victory since the 2016 British Open. He took control with four birdies in a five-hole stretch of the back nine. Ollie Schniederjans shot a 64 to finish second. Webb Simpson was 18 under after a 67.
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS OPEN
Scott McCarron birdied the final three holes to beat California childhood rival Kevin Sutherland by a stroke Sunday in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. McCarron closed with an 8-under 64 a day after shooting a 61 at En-Joie to join Sutherland atop the leaderboard. Sutherland also birdied the 18th for a 65. The 52-year-old McCarron matched Sutherland with a birdie on the par-4 16th, took the lead with a 12-footer on the par-3 17th and won with a 15-footer on the par-4 18th after driving well right and hitting an approach over trees. He finished at 20-under 196. McCarron has three victories this year and five in the last two seasons on the PGA Tour Champions.
NEWS SENTINEL OPEN
Talor Gooch rallied to win the News Sentinel Open on Sunday to wrap up a PGA Tour card for next season with his first Web.com Tour victory. Five strokes back entering the day, Gooch closed with a 6-under 65 at Fox Den for a one-stroke victory over Jonathan Hodge. Gooch earned $99,000 to jump from 20th to third on the money list with $271,316. The top 25 after the Portland Open next week will earn PGA Tour cards.