• CASEY WITTENBERG WINS WICHITA OPEN: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Casey Wittenberg won the Wichita Open on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour victory of the season, closing with a 5-under 66 in 100-degree conditions for a two-stroke victory over Justin Hicks and Jim Herman.
Wittenberg, an eight-stroke winner in March in the Louisiana Open, finished at 18-under 266 at Crestview Country Club. He tied for 10th last week in the U.S. Open.
“I wanted to go win the golf tournament and not let it come to me, “Wittenberg said. “It’s hard to win any golf tournament whether you win by one shot or you win by eight. It’s nice to have more than a one shot lead coming into the last hole and fortunately I was in that position coming to the last hole.”
Wittenberg earned $108,000 to jump from 10th to second on the money list with $240,019. The final top 25 will earn 2013 PGA Tour cards. He also could earn an immediate promotion with a third victory.
• BRITTANY LANG WINS MANULIFE FINANCIAL LPGA CLASSIC: WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Brittany Lang won the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-5 18th three straight times in a playoff.
Lang missed a birdie try on the hole in regulation, leaving her tied with South Korean players Hee Kyung Seo, Inbee Park and Chella Choi at 16-under 286. Choi was eliminated on the first extra hole, and Park dropped out on the second.
“I can’t believe it took me seven years to win a tournament out here,” said Lang, the first Duke player to win on the LPGA Tour. “I hadn’t been that good under pressure and I’m getting better, and I’m so thankful that it happened this week and I’ll only get stronger from here.”
• MARC LEISHMAN SHOOTS 62 TO WIN TRAVELERS: CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Marc Leishman shot an 8-under 62 on Sunday in the Travelers Championship, then went back to the clubhouse to eat, watch some soccer and wait to see where he would finish.
More than two hours later, after Charley Hoffman blew a two-stroke lead on the final two holes, Leishman was hoisting his first championship trophy on the PGA Tour.
“I think Charley was on the 15th when I turned the golf on,” Leishman said. “I watched that, then just went over and hit some balls and putted for a bit and it turned out well.”
The 28-year-old Australian began the day six strokes behind the leaders, but made eight birdies in a bogey-free round. He finished at 14-under 266.
• MARK CALCAVECCHIA WINS MONTREAL CHAMPIONSHIP: SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec (AP) — Mark Calcavecchia won the Montreal Championship on Sunday for his second Champions Tour title, matching the course record with an 8-under 64 for a four-stroke victory.
The 52-year-old Calcavecchia had six birdies and chipped in for eagle on the par-5 16th hole on Richelieu Valley’s Vercheres Course. He finished at 16-under 200.
“I made some nice 4-footers for pars, which were nice,” Calcavecchia said. “I get a little shaky on those on occasion and for some reason today I just felt good on them, and then that 16th happened and I figured that even if I bogeyed the last two holes, I’d be fine, which I was.
• COLWILL WIN 3-METER; VIOLA WINS 10-METER AT TRIALS: FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — No matter what happened on the final dive Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais were already bound for London. Chris Colwill didn’t have that security.
With his Olympic hopes on the line and a sliver of a lead, Colwill’s final dive of the U.S. Olympic trials men’s 3-meter springboard finals Sunday was the highest scoring dive of the entire competition.
Colwill rallied from third place to win the men’s 3-meter springboard, while Dumais held off Ipsen in the final round to finish second and reach his fourth Olympics in the event.
• US WOMEN BOWLING MOVES OUTDOORS IN RENO NEXT WEEK: RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forget the red carpet.
Tourism officials in Reno are rolling out the bowling lanes themselves for the national U.S. Women’s Open and first-ever Senior Women’s Open.
Temporary outdoor lanes are being set up beneath the city’s famous arch on the main casino drag where the finals will be held on Wednesday. Competition began Thursday at the National Bowling Stadium a few blocks from the landmark that declares Reno the “Biggest Little City in the World.”
Mayor Bob Cashell welcomed to town the 300 bowlers and their fans who are expected to pump over $2 million into the area’s economy over the course of a week.
That’s in addition to another $8 million coinciding with the Bowling Proprietors Association of America International Bowl Expo at the convention center south of downtown.