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In South Africa, a community struggling for clean water reflects wider discontent ahead of election
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In South Africa, a community struggling for clean water reflects wider discontent ahead of election

2024-05-24 02:58 Last Updated At:03:01

HAMMANSKRAAL, South Africa (AP) — On days when a municipal truck comes to Hammanskraal to deliver drinking water, a queue of South Africans starts forming early in the morning to fill their buckets.

This is not a distant, rural community, but a township on the edge of the administrative capital city of Africa's most advanced economy. It's barely 30 miles from the government buildings in nearby Pretoria.

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Residents gather at a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

HAMMANSKRAAL, South Africa (AP) — On days when a municipal truck comes to Hammanskraal to deliver drinking water, a queue of South Africans starts forming early in the morning to fill their buckets.

Youths gather on a disused rail track in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Youths gather on a disused rail track in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A child plays in the yard in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A child plays in the yard in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A resident, outside her home in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A resident, outside her home in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Resident, Linda Mampuru, during an interview with the Associated Press in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Resident, Linda Mampuru, during an interview with the Associated Press in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Resident Kaiser Letswalo during an interview with the Associated Press in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Resident Kaiser Letswalo during an interview with the Associated Press in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents gather at the home of Kaiser Letswalo in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. THammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents gather at the home of Kaiser Letswalo in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. THammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A woman wears plastic sandals in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A woman wears plastic sandals in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

People walk along a street lined with election posters in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

People walk along a street lined with election posters in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A man waits for a minibus taxi along a street lined with election posters in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.(AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A man waits for a minibus taxi along a street lined with election posters in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.(AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents gather at a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents gather at a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A woman, with two children, makes her way to a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A woman, with two children, makes her way to a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Hammanskraal's problems — a lack of clean water, a shortage of proper housing and high unemployment — are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week's national election.

The African National Congress, once led by Nelson Mandela, has been in power ever since the end of the apartheid system of white minority rule in 1994. But poverty, failing government services in many places and a national unemployment rate of over 32% that all mainly affect the country's Black majority are seen as central to the ruling party's loss of support.

Recent polls show support for the ruling ANC under 50% — and one as low as 40% — suggesting that it may be in danger of losing its parliamentary majority for the first time when the country votes on Wednesday.

“I have been voting for 30 years but I don’t see the difference," said Linda Mampuru, who lives in the Hammanskraal neighborhood of Bridgeview. “When I vote this time, I want to see my children’s lives improve. My life has gone by because I am old now. Who will hire me? I want to see a difference for my children.”

Mampuru has taken to illegally connecting her water supply to a nearby municipal pipe that feeds the few communal taps in the neighbourhood so she can at least do laundry. She doesn't trust the supply for drinking or cooking, though.

Hammanskraal also represents the complicated political picture emerging in South Africa. While many expect the ANC to slip below 50% of the vote amid the frustrations, the main opposition Democratic Alliance is not seen to be gaining significantly from that.

Instead, South Africa's voters are turning to an array of different parties, many of them new, for answers.

As people in Hammanskraal trudge up to the water tank to get their share, the road is littered with election posters. Last year, an outbreak of cholera killed more than 30 people after the water-borne disease contaminated the area's supply.

“Water has been a big problem. You can see that tap in my yard, there is no water coming out," Tshepo Golele said after he filled his bucket from the community tank. He said water is also brought in by trucks, but sometimes “it delivers dirty water, we are not even sure where they get this water from.”

The problems in Hammanskraal, where the Democratic Alliance is currently in charge, have been well-publicized in South Africa and have been for years.

Deputy President Paul Mashatile received a lukewarm welcome when he visited Hammanskraal this week to campaign for the ANC.

“We need another 30 years of leading this country to a better life. We have worked hard for the last years, but we need more, but we can only get (that) through your votes,” he said, according to local media reports.

Some residents derided his comments, complaining that politicians often turn up when there's an election coming, but their problems are generally neglected in between.

The ANC did have some success in changing South Africa in the years after the end of apartheid, which had oppressed the Black majority through a system of racist laws for nearly a half-century. In the first decade under the ANC, South Africa saw improvements in the standard of living for millions.

But that has largely stagnated and the World Bank now estimates that more than half of South Africa's population of 62 million is living below the poverty line. Hammanskraal reflects a prevailing national mood of people not willing to wait any longer.

Kaizer Letswalo said he will be voting for a new party.

“We have been voting for these different parties (the ANC and DA), but we still live like this, we drink unhealthy water that is making us sick, we can’t even flush our toilets, we have to dig holes. You have seen how bad the roads are," he said.

“I’m voting for a newly born party,” he added. "I think they can help people who are suffering like us.”

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Residents gather at a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents gather at a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Youths gather on a disused rail track in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Youths gather on a disused rail track in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A child plays in the yard in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A child plays in the yard in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A resident, outside her home in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A resident, outside her home in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Resident, Linda Mampuru, during an interview with the Associated Press in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Resident, Linda Mampuru, during an interview with the Associated Press in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Resident Kaiser Letswalo during an interview with the Associated Press in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Resident Kaiser Letswalo during an interview with the Associated Press in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents gather at the home of Kaiser Letswalo in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. THammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents gather at the home of Kaiser Letswalo in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. THammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A woman wears plastic sandals in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A woman wears plastic sandals in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

People walk along a street lined with election posters in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

People walk along a street lined with election posters in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A man waits for a minibus taxi along a street lined with election posters in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.(AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A man waits for a minibus taxi along a street lined with election posters in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election.(AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents gather at a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Residents gather at a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A woman, with two children, makes her way to a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

A woman, with two children, makes her way to a water tank to collect water in the Hammanskraal township, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Hammanskraal’s problems are a snapshot of the issues affecting millions and driving a mood of discontent in South Africa that might force its biggest political change in 30 years in next week’s national election. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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Robert MacIntyre wins Scottish Open; Ayaka Furue takes Evian Championship

2024-07-15 09:48 Last Updated At:09:51

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Robert MacIntyre won an Open that felt like a major to him Sunday when he made a 22-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 3-under 67 to win the Scottish Open, becoming the first Scot in 25 years to win his national open.

MacIntyre seized on a huge break on the par-5 16th when he realized he was standing on a sprinkler head in rough so deep he could barely see his ball. He received a free drop in shorter grass and blasted his approach from 248 yards to 6 feet for eagle to tie Adam Scott for the lead.

His birdie putt took one last turn before falling, and MacIntyre dropped his putter and turned to a delirious Scottish gallery with a sweeping uppercut to celebrate.

The 27-year-old from the tiny coastal town of Oban won for the second time this year, also capturing the Canadian Open — the fourth-oldest championship in golf — last month. Colin Montgomerie in 1999 was the last Scot to win the Scottish Open.

And next week is the big one — the British Open, the final major of the year, across Scotland at Royal Troon. It has been just over a century since a British player won at Troon. But this felt just as big to the little lefty.

Scott closed with a 67.

Rory McIlroy closed with a 68 and tied for fourth, his first appearance since he lost a late lead in the U.S Open last month at Pinehurst No. 2.

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Ayaka Furue of Japan made a 12-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole to win the Evian Championship for her first major title.

The 24-year-old Furue closed with a 6-under 65 for a one-stroke victory over Australian Stephanie Kyriacou (67). Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit was another stroke back after a 63.

Heading to the 18th hole, Furue and Kyriacou were tied at 17 under with Tavatanakit, who was already in the clubhouse.

Furue also won the 2022 Women’s Scottish Open.

Top-ranked American Nelly Korda tied for 26th at 5 under after a 68.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ernie Els won the Kaulig Companies Championship for his first senior major title, closing with a 2-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Y.E. Yang at breezy Firestone.

A stroke behind defending champion Steve Stricker entering the round, Els rebounded to par the final two holes after hitting in the water and making a bogey on the par-5 16th. Yang bogeyed the par-4 18th in a 66.

Els became the PGA Tour Champions’ first three-time winner this season, winning for the sixth time on the 50-and-over tour. The 54-year-old South African has won four regular major championships — the U.S. Open in 1994 and ’97 and the British Open in 2002 and ’12.

Els finished at 10-under 270 after opening with rounds of 68 and 64. The Hall of Famer earned $525,000 and a spot in The Players Championship in March.

Jerry Kelly, the 2020 and 2022 champion, was third at 7 under after a 69. Stricker, also the 2021 winner at Firestone, shot 73 to tie for fourth at 6 under.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Harry Hall chipped in for birdie from 45 feet on the third hole of a playoff to win the ISCO Championship for his first PGA Tour title.

The 26-year-old Englishman closed with a 3-under 69 to get into the playoff with Matt NeSmith, Pierceson Coody, Zac Blair and Rico Hoey. They finished at 22-under 266 on Keene Trace’s Champions Course in the event co-sanctioned by the European tour.

Hall scrambled for par on the par-4 18th on the first extra hole, driving well left into long grass, hitting into the front greenside bunker and blasting out to a foot. He stayed alive when NeSmith’s 8-foot birdie try slid by to the right, while Blair and Hoey dropped out. On the next trip down 18 in the playoff, Hall, NeSmith and Coody all missed birdie putts, with NeSmith the closest at 12 feet.

Hall ended it on the 209-yard, par-3 ninth, getting his chip from the right side to fall before NeSmith and Coody missed their attempts.

NeSmith and Blair each shot 64, playing in back-to-back groups about two hours in front of the final pairing.

Hoey (69) took a one-stroke into the final hole of regulation, but made a bogey after his wedge approach bounced over the green and into rocks along the bank of a pond.

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Sergio Garcia won LIV Golf Andalucia for his first victory on the Saudi-funded tour, overcoming a seven-stroke deficit and beating Anirban Lahiri on the second hole of a playoff.

The 44-year-old Garcia thrilled the home fans with a 5-under 66 to match Lahiri (73) at 5 under at Valderrama, then won with a par on the second extra hole. Garcia ended a four-year winless with his 37th professional title.

García’s Fireballs team also won the team title, winning a playoff over the Crushers — the first time in LIV Golf that both individual and team titles had been decided in playoffs.

BERTHOUD, Colo. (AP) — Cristobal Del Solar of Chile won The Ascendant for his first Korn Ferry Tour title, making two eagles in a 6-under 66 and a four-stroke victory.

Del Solar wrapped up PGA Tour membership for next season, moving to No. 5 in the season standings. He holed a 33-foot eagle putt on No. 5 and a 40-footer on No. 15, then chipped in for birdies on 16 and 18 to finish at 22 under at TPC Colorado.

In February in Colombia, Del Solar became the first player to shoot 57 in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event with a 13-under 57 in the Astara Golf Championship.

Matthew Riedel (66) and Brian Campbell (67) tied for second.

Former tennis player Mardy Fish won the American Century Championship celebrity tournament for the second time, holding off NHL player Joe Pavelski by four points at Edgewood Tahoe in Nevasa. The 42-year-old Fish, also the 2020 winner, had a 26-point round at Edgewood Tahoe under the modified Stableford scoring system to finish at 83, one short of the record set by Billy Joe Tolliver in 2010. ... Kensei Hirata won the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup for his third Japan Golf Tour victory. He closed with a 3-under 68 to finish at 19-under 267, two strokes ahead of Taiga Semikawa and Taiki Yoshida. ... Daniela Iacobelli won the Hartford HealthCare Women’s Championship in Milford, Connecticut for her fifth career Epson Tour title. She shot 66-67-67 for a one-stroke victory over Amelia Lewis. ... Jiu Ko closed with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory in the Korea LPGA’s High1 Resort Ladies Open. ... Ian Holt won the PGA Tour Americas' rain-shortened Explore NB Open, shooting a 9-under 62 in the third round for a four-stroke victory. He finished at 26-under 187 after opening with rounds of 63 and 62 at Mactaquac in New Brunswick.

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Ayaka Furue, of Japan, celebrates with her trophy after winning the Evian Championship women's golf tournament, in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Ayaka Furue, of Japan, celebrates with her trophy after winning the Evian Championship women's golf tournament, in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Robert MacIntyre poses with the Genesis Scottish Open trophy after he wins the Genesis Scottish Open 2024 golf tournament in North Berwick, Scotland, Sunday July 14, 2024. (Malcolm Mackenzie/PA via AP)

Robert MacIntyre poses with the Genesis Scottish Open trophy after he wins the Genesis Scottish Open 2024 golf tournament in North Berwick, Scotland, Sunday July 14, 2024. (Malcolm Mackenzie/PA via AP)

Robert MacIntyre celebrates after he wins the Genesis Scottish Open 2024 golf tournament in North Berwick, Scotland, Sunday July 14, 2024. (Malcolm Mackenzie/PA via AP)

Robert MacIntyre celebrates after he wins the Genesis Scottish Open 2024 golf tournament in North Berwick, Scotland, Sunday July 14, 2024. (Malcolm Mackenzie/PA via AP)

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