Sterling shines at Creek Open

first_img Tom Watson won the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am for his first professional victory in Florida, closing with a 1-under 70 in cold and windy conditions for a one-stroke margin over Jay Haas and Andy Bean. The round was played in temperatures reaching the low 40s, with 30 mph gusts. Indonesian Open Finland’s Mikko Ilonen shot a 1-under-70 for a one-stroke victory in the Indonesian Open, sanctioned by the European and Asian tours. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Scott Sterling parred the 18th hole and David Lutterus had a bogey to give the American a one-stroke victory in the Jacob’s Creek Open on Sunday in Australia. Sterling finished with a 1-under-par 71 on the Kooyonga Golf Club course, where Australian Lutterus – a 21-year-old part-time bartender – has been a member for seven years. Sterling finished with a 12-under 276 total. “It’s unbelievable,” Sterling said of his first Nationwide Tour victory. “We all play to win, but until you actually do it … you always have some kind of doubts because you haven’t done it. “Knowing that you can do it and actually doing it is nice, very rewarding.” center_img Lutterus, a second-year pro who had a final-round 72, blocked his tee shot on the 370-yard, par-4 18th and his attempted recovery skipped across the green, leading to a bogey. “I felt fantastic on the (18th) tee, I thought `Here we go’, but just came out of it and finished in that wake, which cost me,” Lutterus said. Sterling, a 35-year-old Texan, calmly tapped in a two-foot putt for par and victory. Australians held the other leading placings in the joint Nationwide-Australasian PGA tour event, with Marc Leishman (69), and Brendan Jones (71) finishing tied for third with 10-under 278 totals. Outback Open last_img