LPGA Championship Feng's first victory on tour
Shanshan Feng set two personal goals this year on the LPGA Tour. She reached them both with one memorable round.
Feng won the LPGA Championship on Sunday to become the first Chinese player to win an LPGA Tour title and a major event, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory in Pittsford, N.Y.
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"I am so excited right now," Feng said. "I did it! I don't know how to celebrate. It happened too soon. I'm going to miss my flight tomorrow. I might just go home. Who knows? I want to see my parents. I'm sure they want to see me."
More than likely.
The 22-year-old Feng, the only player from China on the tour, had the lowest round of the tournament at the right time and finished at 6-under 282. Feng, who began the day three shots behind third-round leader Eun-Hee Ji, had a bogey-free round to etch her name in the record books, and her fourth top 10 of the year moved her to fifth in the world.
"For me, I never thought, 'I must win.' I knew I was three behind (at the start), so I knew I had a chance," said Feng, who began playing golf at age 10. "I was focusing on every shot. If I win, I win. If I don't, I don't. It just worked out."
Stacy Lewis, bidding to win her third straight stroke-play event on the LPGA Tour, shot a 70 to tie for second.
"You knew it was coming at some point. I'm surprised she hasn't won out here," Lewis said. "She went out and won it. The goal was to go post a low number. That's what everybody was trying to do."
Johnson wins 2nd event back from injury
For a man who couldn't swing a golf club for six weeks, Dustin Johnson sure knows how to return to winning form quickly. He won the St. Jude Classic in Memphis in his second event after a back injury cost him nearly three months away from the PGA Tour, shooting a 4-under 66 that held off John Merrick by a stroke.
Johnson pulled a muscle in his lower right back in early March lifting a jet ski at his home, and rest was the biggest part of his prescription for healing. He didn't return to the tour until last week at the Memorial, where he tied for 19th.
Johnson isn't concerned that no one has won on the PGA Tour and then won the U.S. Open the next week.
"I wasn't worried about the Open today," Johnson said with a smile. "Next is a whole different week."
Lehman repeats in Champions Tour major
The rain wouldn't go away, and neither would a couple of Tom Lehman's challengers. Lehman withstood both to win his second straight Regions Tradition, finishing the Champions Tour major with a 4-under 68 to take a two-stroke victory in Birmingham, Ala.
Lehman overcame a near-constant drizzle and occasional heavy rain at Shoal Creek — plus hard charges by Bernhard Langer and Chien Soon Lu — for his sixth Champions Tour victory. He finished at 14-under 274. Langer and Lu shot 66 to tie for second.
Wieber wins her second U.S. title
Forget the Russians. Jordyn Wieber's biggest competition in London might come from right here at home. The reigning world champion earned her second straight U.S. title Sunday in St. Louis, getting an assist when Gabby Douglas fell off the balance beam. Wieber finished with 121.900 points, edging Douglas by 0.2.
Reigning Olympic champion Nastia Liukin had another rough day in her bid to make it to London, needing to put her hand down on the balance beam and performing a watered-down routine on uneven bars. Still, she made the cut for the Olympic trials, June 28 to July 1 in San Jose, Calif.
Defending champion Spain ties with Italy
Title-holder Spain and Italy played out a high-class 1-1 draw at the European Championship on Sunday in Gdansk, Poland, before Croatia beat Ireland 3-1 in their tournament debuts.
Spain, the winners of the past two World Cups brought different styles into the Group C opener, but matched each other, trading goals in the second half. The draw ended a 14-match winning streak for Spain in competitive matches, which began after a 1-0 loss to Switzerland to open the 2010 World Cup.
Florida advances to World Series
Daniel Pigott homered to open the 10th inning and Florida held on to beat visiting North Carolina State 9-8 on Sunday and advance to the College World Series for the third consecutive season. Pigott's eighth homer of the season was key in a wild, back-and-forth game that included 26 hits, 12 pitchers and a lengthy weather delay.
■ Arkansas scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on hit batters with the bases loaded and the Razorbacks beat host Baylor 5-4 to force a decisive third game in the super regional.
Two ex-Auburn players killed in shooting
Investigators were searching Sunday for a gunman who killed three people — including two former Auburn football players — and wounded three others at a pool party near campus after several men got in a fight over a woman, authorities and witnesses said.
One of the wounded was shot in the head and critically hurt. Another was a current player, Eric Mack.
Desmonte Leonard opened fire at the Saturday night party at an apartment complex near the university, Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson said. Federal marshals and police were searching for Leonard, who faces three counts of capital murder.
Slain were Edward Christian, who had not been playing because of a back injury, and Ladarious Phillips, who had previously quit playing football. The other person killed was 20-year-old Demario Pitts.
The last word
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur says the Los Angeles Kings have to be questioning themselves, at least a little, after letting the Devils win the last two games of the Stanley Cup finals:
"That's a bit of the doubt that we wanted to put in their heads, right from the get-to. But it took us a while to be able to get to that. We dug ourselves a really big hole that's going to be tough to overcome. But it's getting a little more realistic every day. ... It's the hardest game to win, the last one. Not just the Stanley Cup finals, but any series."