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Golf Capsules

Published:   |   Updated: July 7, 2014 at 12:34 AM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Angel Cabrera won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first non-major victory on the PGA Tour, closing with his second straight 6-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over George McNeill.

Cabrera, the 44-year-old Argentine whose only other PGA Tour victories came in the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters, built a three-shot lead before making things interesting with a pair of late bogeys. He finished at 16-under 264 at Old White TPC.

McNeill shot a season-best 61 for his fourth top-10 of the season and first since mid-March.

Webb Simpson had a 63 to finish third at 10 under.

Third-round leader Billy Hurley III bogeyed four of the first six holes to fall out of contention. He shot 73 and finished in a seven-way tie for fourth at 9 under.

Bud Cauley (64), Bradley (66), Brendon Todd (66), Chris Stroud (69), Cameron Tringale (69) and Will Wilcox (69) also finished at 9 under.

The leading four players among the top 12 not already exempt for the British Open earned spots in the July 17-20 tournament at Royal Liverpool. Those spots went to McNeill, Stroud, Tringale and Hurley.

FRENCH OPEN

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) Graeme McDowell rallied to successfully defend his French Open title, overcoming an eight-stroke deficit in rainy conditions for a one-shot victory.

McDowell, from Northern Ireland, closed with a 4-under 67 to finish at 5-under 279 total on Le Golf National's Albatross Course, the site of the 2018 Ryder Cup.

American Kevin Stadler, the leader after each of the first three rounds, finished with a 76 to tie for second with Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee (72).

Stadler had a chance to win on the last hole, but he missed a long birdie putt. He then failed to force a playoff when he missed a 3-foot par try.

LADIES EUROPEAN MASTERS

DENHAM, England (AP) South Korea's I.K. Kim won the Ladies European Masters, closing with a 3-under 68 for a five-stroke victory in the final event before the Women's British Open.

Kim had an 18-under 270 total at Buckinghamshire for her first victory since the LPGA Tour's 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Australia's Nikki Campbell was second after a 67.

Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow, the former University of Alabama star playing her second event as a professional, matched the course record with a 63 to tie for third at 11 under.

The Women's British Open starts Thursday at Royal Birkdale.

NOVA SCOTIA OPEN

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) Canada's Roger Sloan won the Nova Scotia Open for first Web.com Tour title, holing a 5-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff with Derek Fathauer.

The 27-year-old Sloan, a former Texas-El Paso player from Merritt, British Columbia, played 37 holes Sunday after high wind from Tropical Storm Arthur wiped out third-round play Saturday.

Sloan closed with rounds of 71 and 70 to match Fathauer at 11-under 273 on Ashburn Golf Club's New Course. Fathauer had rounds of 71 and 66.

Sloan earned $117,000 to push his season total to $149,303.

John Mallinger shot 67-73 to finish third at 8 under.

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