Published on NewsOK Modified: August 17, 2014 at 8:23 pm •  Published: August 17, 2014

At No. 776, Yang became the lowest-ranked player in the world amateur standings to win the event. Along the way, he beat five players inside the top 100, including the 44th-ranked Conners.

The 20-year-old Yang, who lived in Australia for five years and now plays at San Diego State, never trailed in the 36-hole final at Atlanta Athletic Club, pushing his lead to 2 up with four to play by rolling in an 18-foot birdie putt at No. 14. He ended the match with a tap-in par at No. 17, the 35th hole of the day.

The afternoon round was halted by a rain delay of 1 hour, 37 minutes.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Martin Piller won the News Sentinel Open to give himself a chance to earn a PGA Tour card through the regular-season money list.

The 28-year-old Piller, married to LPGA Tour player Gerina Piller, shot an 8-under 63 at Fox Den for a two-stroke victory over former Texas A&M teammate Bronson Burgoon.

Piller finished at 22-under 262 for his third career Tour title. He earned $99,000 to jump from 134th to 29th on the money list with $120,676, with the top 25 after the Portland Open next week earning 2014-15 PGA Tour cards.

Burgoon matched the course record with a 62 after shooting a 64 on Saturday.


AALBORG, Denmark (AP) — Scotland's Marc Warren won the Made in Denmark tournament for his third European Tour title, beating Wales' Bradley Dredge by two strokes.

Warren closed with a 3-under 68 to finish at 9-under 275. Dredge shot 70.

England's Phillip Archer was third at 4 under after a 69. Denmark's Thomas Bjorn, a 15-time winner on the European Tour, had a 69 to top the group at 3 under.


NATADOLA BAY, Fiji (AP) — Australia's Steven Jeffress won the inaugural Fiji International, closing with a 2-under 70 for a four-stroke victory.

Jeffress finished at 10-under 278 in the event sanctioned by the Australasian and OneAsia tours. Three-time major winner Vijay Singh of Fiji, the designer of the Natadola Bay course, had a 73 to tie for 10th — 12 strokes behind Jeffress.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marissa Steen won the Eagle Classic for her third Symetra Tour title of the year, earning $15,000 to jump from second to first on the money list with $75,348.

Steen, the 24-year-old former University of Memphis player from West Chester, Ohio, closed with a bogey-free 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory. She finished at 14-under 202 at Richmond Country Club.

Steen had already wrapped up a spot next year on the LPGA Tour, with the top 10 on the money list after the final three events earning cards. As a three-time winner, she also has the option to play on the LPGA Tour for the remainder of this season.

Demi Rumas was second. She finished with a 67.


FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Laurie Rinker won The Legends Championship when heavy rain forced tournament officials to cancel the final round at French Lick Resort.

The 51-year-old Rinker, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, had rounds of 71 and 66 for a 7-under 137 total on the Pete Dye Course. She earned $60,000 in The Legends Tour event.

Sherri Steinhauer was a stroke back. She had a course-record 63 on Saturday.