Hamilton quells hunger for victory in Hungary
BUDAPEST, Hungary – Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, prolonging McLaren’s dominance on the slow and winding Hungaroring circuit.
Hamilton completed Sunday’s race in 1 hour, 41 minutes, 5.503 seconds – more than a second ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen. Romain Grosjean, also of Lotus, was third. It was McLaren’s sixth win here in eight years.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who finished fifth, leads the championship with 164 points, followed by the Red Bull duo of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton is fourth.
The race was cut to 69 laps from 70, after an extra positioning lap was added when Michael Schumacher’s Mercedes stalled on the starting grid.
The Hungaroring race is the last event before a month-long summer break, resuming with the Belgian Grand Prix on Sept. 2.
Querrey makes it three in four years in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES – Sam Querrey won the Farmers Classic for the third time in four years, routing Ricardas Berankis 6-0, 6-2 on Sunday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
The second-seeded Querrey has won 13 consecutive matches in the event on UCLA’s campus. He won the tournament in 2009 and 2010, then missed the event last year because of a right shoulder injury.
“I feel like I’ve always played well here, and it all came together this week and especially (Sunday),” said Querrey, from nearby Thousand Oaks.
The final was shortest on the ATP Tour at 51 minutes and 14 games. Querrey also broke the tournament record for fewest games lost of three set by Jimmy Connors against Mel Purcell in 1982.
Piercy rallies in Canada as McGirt falters late
ANCASTER, Ontario – Four straight birdies put Scott Piercy into the mix early. One big par at the end made him a winner Sunday at the Canadian Open.
Piercy won for the second time in his career when he closed with a 3-under 67, and William McGirt and Robert Garrigus stumbled on the closing stretch at Hamilton Golf & Country Club to finish a stroke back.
McGirt, atop the leaderboard for much of the final round, had his first three-putt bogey of the week on the 15th hole when he ran a 45-foot putt some 15 feet by the hole. Tied for the lead playing the 18th, he put his approach into the bunker and blasted out to 18 feet, missing the par putt that would have forced a playoff. McGirt closed with a 69.
Garrigus, the 54-hole leader, missed six putts inside 8 feet. The last one was the most costly. He three-putted from long range just off the green on the 16th, missing an 8-footer for par that left him one shot behind.
Couples wins by a couple at Senior British Open
TURNBERRY, Scotland – Fred Couples won the Senior British Open, birdieing the final two holes for a two-stroke victory over Gary Hallberg.
Couples, making his first start in the event, closed with a 3-under 67 for a 9-under 271 total.
Hallberg finished with a 66.
The 52-year-old Couples won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in March and has eight Champions Tour titles. He won 15 times on the PGA Tour, including the 1992 Masters.
Inbee Park masters the course at Evian Masters
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France – South Korea’s Inbee Park won the Evian Masters, closing with a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over third-round leader Stacy Lewis and Karrie Webb.
Park, also the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open winner, had a 17-under 271 total.
Webb shot a 68, and Lewis finished with a 68.
China’s Shanshan Feng eagled the 18th for a 66 to tie for fourth at 14 under with 17-year-old South Korean amateur Hyo Joo Kim (68) and Natalie Gulbis (68).