Mississippi Has Highest Delinquent Mortgage Rate Again

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Mississippi Has Highest Delinquent Mortgage Rate Again Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Just as it did in November, Mississippi led all states with the highest percentage of non-current mortgages and serious delinquent mortgages in December, according to data released recently as part of Black Knight Financial Services’ December 2014 “First Look” at mortgage data released Friday.Mississippi’s percentage of non-current mortgages, which are those 30 days or more overdue or in foreclosure, was 14.18 percent – a decline from the 14.88 percent the state reported for November. The national mortgage delinquency rate declined by 7 percent down to 5.6 percent in December after experiencing its biggest increase in six years a month earlier.The non-current mortgage percentage dropped by 8.3 percent year-over-year in the Magnolia State in December. Mississippi’s non-current rate of 14.18 percent in December which still way below the state’s peak of 22.85 percent, attained in October 2005. Just seven months earlier, in March 2005, Mississippi’s non-current mortgage rate fell to its low of 9.60 percent.New Jersey retained the second-highest non-current mortgage rate in December, 11.9 percent, despite experiencing a decline from 12.41 percent the previous month and an 18 percent drop year-over-year.  Louisiana was third in December, as it had been in November, with 11.06 percent. New York and Rhode Island retained their fourth and fifth spots in December which they held in November with delinquency rates of 10.39 and 10.16 percent, respectively. The delinquency rate declined both month-over-month and year-over-year in each of the top five states.North Dakota was once again the state with the lowest mortgage delinquency rate for December, at 2.38 percent. The second through fifth lowest delinquency rates in December, respectively, were in South Dakota (3.54 percent), Alaska (3.56 percent), Colorado (3.58 percent), and Montana (3.83 percent).Mississippi also had the nation’s highest serious delinquency rate (90 days or more overdue or in foreclosure) for December with 5.30 percent of mortgages in the state in serious delinquency, a slight decline from the 5.39 percent the state reported for November. Mississippi’s serious delinquency rate declined by 2.04 percent year-over-year in December. The state’s December serious delinquency rate was still well below its peak of 9.9 percent, reported in in December 2005. Mississippi’s low for serious delinquency rate was 2.74 percent, achieved in March 2005. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. January 23, 2015 1,108 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Black Knight Financial Services Delinquent Mortgage Loans Mississippi Seriously Delinquent Mortgage Loans 2015-01-23 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services Delinquent Mortgage Loans Mississippi Seriously Delinquent Mortgage Loans Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Leading Economic Indicators Advance for Fourth Month in a Row Next: Report: Investors Move Toward Potential Ocwen Lawsuit Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Mississippi Has Highest Delinquent Mortgage Rate Again Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

What’s Keeping Foreclosures at Bay?

first_img Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Cape Cod Foreclosure Previous: KeyBank Partners with BlackKnight, Becomes EnterpriseClient Next: LoanCare Renews Black Knight Contract  Print This Post The tiny state of Massachusetts, particularly around Cape Cod, could be a solid microcosm for the state of foreclosures in late 2017. A recent report by the Cape Cod Times found that a sellers’ market on the island has driven foreclosure activity down for the first time in four years.According to the Boston-based Warren Group, foreclosure petitions in June dropped 20 percent compared to the year earlier. In Barnstable County, home of Cape Cod, petitions dropped 11 percent in the first half of 2017, compared to the first half of 2016. Statewide, petitions filed through June and were down 12.6 percent compared to a year ago.These numbers could be the offshoot of a market in high demand and with high sales prices. According to the Cape Cod and the Islands Association of Realtors, the median price of single-family homes hit $400,000 on Cape Cod. That’s up from $383,000 a year earlier, although down from May’s $417,000.Still, sales are moving quickly, creating a high-octane seller’s market that naturally circumvents foreclosure petitions: houses are selling so fast, owners are able to offload distressed properties without having to go to the courts, the Times reported.While petitions on Cape Cod in 2017 are not at the record lows they hit in 2013, they are, according to the Times, still far lower than their 2010 peak. It turns out, until now, 2013 was the only post-recession year when foreclosure petitions went down. The difference is that in 2013, the market was still depressed and banks had already gobbled up a lot of distressed properties.Timothy Warren Jr., CEO of the Warren Group, told the Times that Barnstable County still has plenty of foreclosures on the books, but the Warren Group also found that foreclosure auctions dropped on both a state and local level by 18 percent. However, the filing of foreclosure deeds was up statewide nearly 7 percent in the state and up 300 percent on the Cape‒‒ a sign, the Times wrote, “that the backlog of auctions was continuing to be resolved.”One of the reasons distressed properties are attractive, the article stated, was that on the Cape in particular, homes that would otherwise be foreclosed are essentially move-in ready. Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Related Articles Cape Cod Foreclosure 2017-08-11 Scott Morgan Home / Daily Dose / What’s Keeping Foreclosures at Bay? August 11, 2017 1,667 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News, REO, Secondary Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago What’s Keeping Foreclosures at Bay? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

PCES volunteers help secure $5,000 grant

first_img Walmart DC in Brundidge awarded a group VAP in the amount of $5,000 to Pike County Elementary School Thursday. Present for the award presentation were, from left, Mark Griffin, PCES PTO president; Anita Kelly, PCES principal; Robert Chappell, Walmart DC general manager; Shantell Rouse, PCES assistant principal; and Edem Akouete, Walmart unloader processor.Messenger photo/Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Pike BOE hires additional faculty members The Pike County Board of Education filled 11 of its 17 vacant teaching positions at Monday’s meeting. Superintendent Dr. Mark… read more Walmart offers individual VAP grants in which Walmart employees volunteer 25 hours with an organization and Walmart provides a grant to the organization in the amount of $250.Walmart team VAP grants bring together a group of Walmart employees in a volunteer effort. Depending on the volunteer hours, grants funds may be awarded up to $5,000 for an organization.PCES Principal Anita Grant said the Brundidge elementary school has received a couple of individual VAP grants that met needs at the school.” By The Penny Hoarder Grant said having the Walmart volunteers in the classroom was not a disruption.“The volunteer program was extremely well planned and scheduled,” she said. “The teachers knew when the volunteers were coming and they provided planned assistance with test reviewing, reading and math. Some of the volunteers had traveled to other countries and they talked with the social studies classes about their experiences. The volunteers contributed in many different ways.”Shantell Rouse, PCES assistant principal, said the students looked forward to having the Walmart volunteers in the classrooms.“The entire program was positive,” she said. “The male volunteers were role models for our students. We don’t have many male teachers so having these male role models in the classroom was beneficial in several ways. We appreciate their support and their efforts to raise money for our school.”Grant said there is no way to adequately thank the Walmart DC and its associates for the generous VAP grant.“We are so appreciative of the support of Walmart and for this grant,” she said. “Our teachers will use the funds in collaboration for the purchase of instructional materials that will benefit the students on all grade levels.”Chappell said Walmart is committed to giving back to the community.“At Walmart we believe in giving back,” he said. “It’s Walmart’s culture to give back and anything we can do so support schools, we want to do.” PCES volunteers help secure $5,000 grant By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img “But the group VAP was the idea of Mark Griffin, president of our PTO,” Grant said. “He believed that the Walmart employees would get behind the idea and they did.”Griffin is an operations manager at the Walmart DC and he encouraged the Walmart associates to volunteer with the program. Fifty-six Walmart DC associates came on board.“The volunteers had to provide 250 hours in order for PCES to receive the $5,000 grant,” Griffin said. “They actually volunteered 260 hours. All of us wanted to do something in support of the elementary school and its students.”The Walmart associates volunteered instructional hours primarily in math and reading. Skip Latest Stories Pike County Elementary School received grant funds from the Walmart DC in Brundidge in the amount of $5,000 Thursday. The funds were made available to the school through the Walmart’s Volunteerism Always Pays (VAP) program.Robert Chappell, Walmart DC general manager, said through Walmart’s VAP program, the company offers two types of grants for Walmart employees who volunteer with non-profit companies. 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Well Water

first_imgMost new housing developments in the booming Atlanta suburbs have city water. But manyhomeowners still rely on a well for their water. And University of Georgia scientists have found that not everyone who hasa well knows how to protect that water supply.”We’re customizing a water quality program for Gwinnett County,” said Lisa Kelley, an Extension Service pollution prevention specialist with the UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. “We’re working with residents to gather information in a survey andon-site assessments.”With the nationally acclaimed Farm*A*Syst/Home*A*Syst program, UGA scientists are helping homeownersfigure the likelihood their well could become contaminated.”We work in a cooperative effort between the state staff and the county agent whenapproaching the homeowner,” Kelley said.The program helps find current and potential pollution problems. And it finds ways tocorrect them. On-site water sampling reveals any problems in the water source.”This survey is totally voluntary,” said Gwinnett County Extension AgentSteve Brady. “We leave all assessment information with individuals. All we ask themto do, after they get their water analysis back, is to let us know if they did take anycorrective measures. That helps us know the impact of this survey.”Though he does see extremes, Brady said most home or landowners need only minor changesto protect their well.”One well can have a tremendous impact, not only on the particular homeowner’swater quality but with their neighbors, too,” Brady said. “Their water sourcemight be the very same source other people are using nearby.”Though Gwinnett County is mostly suburban, many landowners have horses or cattle. Andmany have large gardens. Kathy Radford has both. She has horses and uses their manure as fertilizer on herthree-acre organic farm.”I learned animals can cause problems near the well because of the manurebuildup,” Radford said. “When it rains, it washes the manure down to the well.And if there is a way of it running into the well, it can cause a contaminationproblem.”Radford made some changes to protect her well. But she’s still concerned aboutpotential contamination. She hopes to build a shelter over her well for better protectionthan the tarp she now uses.”Actually, I may even consider putting in a well in a different location in thefuture,” she said.A mile or two away, Dick Waterworth’s well is newer. But it’s also at risk forcontamination. His yard rises steeply from the well site. Several times last spring,Waterworth applied fertilizer to green up his lawn. But that also increased the risk ofcontaminating his well.A water sample taken from his pressure tank during his assessment will tell him if thefertilizer has found its way into his water supply. For about $30, he can build a concretebarrier around his well to prevent surface runoff water from entering it.”I’ll probably take some action on that,” he said.Yard fertilizer and animal waste are the two main contaminants in Gwinnett County. Butby safely placing the well when it’s drilled, most homeowners can avoid problems withthese and other contaminants.”The one thing I think everyone who participates in the program will gain from itis the chance to look at things they wouldn’t normally consider,” Kelley said.The Farm*A*Syst/Home*A*Syst Program will be on display at FutureScapes Sept. 3 at theGeorgia Experiment Station in Griffin, Ga.FutureScapes features research exhibits from the UGA CAES, Fort Valley State University and Abraham Baldwin AgriculturalCollege. The exhibits focus on landscaping, ornamentals and the environment. The eventbegins at noon, and admission is free.To learn more, see your county Extension Service agent. Or visit the FutureScapes Website at www.griffin.peachnet.edu/agshow.last_img read more

Long Beach Man Charged With Attempted Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspected gunman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a person in the suspect’s hometown of Long Beach over the weekend, Long Beach city police said Monday.Lachance Bryant was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.Police said the 30-year-old suspect shot the victim in the chest with a shotgun near the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and East Chester Street at 10 p.m. Friday.The victim ran away and was aided by passing Long Beach firefighters, who took the victim to Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside.Bryant was arraigned at Long Beach city court and is due back in Nassau County court on April 23.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgIn other top-25 action Sunday:— Jordan Nwora (WOHR’-uh) had 20 points and 12 rebounds as 11th-ranked Louisville earned its eighth straight home win, 68-52 against Virginia Tech. Ryan McMahon had 10 points and the Cardinals improved to 15-4 in the ACC.— Duane Washington Jr. tied a career high with 20 points and 23rd-ranked Ohio State surged late to beat No. 19 Michigan 77-63. CJ Walker had 15 points, while brothers Andre and Kaleb Wesson each added 14 in the Buckeyes’ third straight win and eighth in 10 games.— Bryce Wills scored 19 points, including a key layup in the final minute of Stanford’s 72-64 victory against No. 21 Colorado. Oscar da Silva added 16 points and Deajon Davis and Tyrell Terry each had 12 in the Cardinals fourth straight win and 20th of the season.— Marcus Sasser scored 21 points and Nate Hinton had 16 in No. 25 Houston’s 68-55 downing of Cincinnati. The Cougars moved back into a tie atop the American Athletic Conference with Tulsa, one game ahead of the Bearcats. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEAntetokounmpo’s 41 points lift BucksUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks had some trouble with the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday before the NBA’s top team extended its latest winning streak to six games. NHL-SCHEDULEFlyers get 6th straight winUNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers’ current surge has put them within three points of the first-place Washington Capitals in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.Derek Grant and Travis Konecny (kah-NEHK’-nee) each had a goal and an assist as the Flyers picked up their sixth straight win, 5-3 over the Rangers in New York. Konecny, Matt Niskanen and Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) scored power-play goals and Michael Raffl added a short-handed tally to help Philly sweep the home-and-home series.Carter Hart turned back 23 shots in his fifth consecutive victory and eighth in his last nine starts. — The Clippers ran their winning streak to four games as Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 30 points and Paul George chipped in 24 in a 136-130 victory over the 76ers. Reserves Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell and Lou Williams also had 24 points for the Clippers, who took control by outscoring Philadelphia, 38-24 in the third quarter. Shake Milton led the Sixers with 39 points, including seven 3-pointers.— Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) tied a season high with 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in leading the Mavericks to a 111-91 thumping of the Timberwolves. Seth Curry finished with 27 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 19 as Dallas won for the third time in four games. Mavs guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chich) was held out of the game with a sprained thumb that could prevent him from playing Monday at Chicago.— De’Aaron Fox scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter of the Kings’ fourth win in five games since the All-Star break, 106-100 against the Pistons. Buddy Hield (heeld) furnished 19 points for Sacramento, which stormed back after falling behind, 18-1. The Kings are three games from a Western Conference playoff spot.— Bradley Beal’s 34 points, eight assists and season-best five steals sent the Wizards to their first win at Golden State in six years, 123-110. Beal has scored at least 25 points in a franchise-record 18 straight games. He scored 20 in the initial 8:51 of the game and had 27 by intermission, making six of his seven 3-pointers in the first half.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE March 2, 2020 Associated Press St. John’s hits 14 3s to stop No. 10 CreightonUNDATED (AP) — Creighton has become the fifth top-10 team to lose since Monday.Greg Williams Jr. poured in a career-high 21 points on seven 3-pointers as St. John’s stunned the 10th-ranked Bluejays, 91-71. Rasheem Dunn had 19 points, 10 assists and six rebounds for the Red Storm, who stopped a three-game skid.St. John’s entered the game as one of the worst 3-point shooting teams before going a season-best 14 of 22 from long range in its biggest victory under first-year coach Mike Anderson.Damien Jefferson equaled a career best with 20 points for the Bluejays, who had won five straight and nine of 10. Bowman gets second Cup winFONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Alex Bowman has raced to his second career NASCAR Cup Series victory by holding off Kyle and Kurt Busch to win at Auto Club Speedway.Bowman led 110 laps and kept his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in front after the final pit stops for a comfortable win. The 26-year-old Arizonan grew up racing almost weekly in nearby Pomona.Defending Fontana champion Kyle Busch was 8.9 seconds behind in second place in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. His older brother Kurt was third, and Bowman teammate Chase Elliott came in fourth.Six-time Fontana champion Jimmie Johnson finished seventh after running near the front for most of his final race as a full-time driver at the NASCAR track closest to his native El Cajon, California. PGA-HONDA CLASSICIm gets first PGA winPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Sungjae Im started fast and finished stronger in the final round of the PGA’s Honda Classic, winning the event by one shot over Mackenzie Hughes and Tommy Fleetwood.Im shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday to earn his first PGA Tour victory in 50 starts. The 21-year-old South Korean finished at 6 under to match the second-highest winning score since the Honda moved to PGA National in 2007.Fleetwood started the day one shot clear of the field and started birdie-birdie to get to 7 under, matching what was the low score in relation to par of the week. Fleetwood is still seeking his first PGA win. The Capitals ended a four-game road losing streak as Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) contributed two goals and an assist in their 4-3 triumph at Minnesota. Richard Panik and Tom Wilson also scored, Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists, and Braden Holtby stopped 37 shots for his fourth straight victory.The Wild lost for the first time in four games and remain one point behind Nashville, Winnipeg and Arizona for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.Elsewhere in the NHL:— The Golden Knights’ eight-game winning streak is over after Anze Kopitar (AHN’-zhay KOH’-pih-tahr) scored twice in the first eight minutes of the Kings’4-1 victory against Vegas. Alex Iafallo (eye-ah-FAH’-loh) scored a power-play goal and had an assist to support Jonathan Quick’s 42-save effort. Shea Theodore had the lone goal for the Knights, who continue to lead the Pacific Division by four points over Edmonton.— Johnny Gaudreau provided a goal and an assist to back Cam Talbot’s 38-save performance in the Flames’ 3-0 shutout of the Panthers. TJ Brodie and Milan Lucic (LOO’-cheech) also scored for the Flames, and Mark Giordano had three assists. Florida has lost a franchise record seven straight home games. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 41 points, 20 rebounds and six assists to carry the Bucks past the Hornets, 93-85. Charlotte kept it close until the final two minutes, when the Greek Freak hit a baseline jump, grabbed an offensive rebound, hit a pair of free throws and scored on a driving layup with 1:09 remaining to send fans to the exits.Brook Lopez added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Bucks, who’ve won 20 of their last 22 games and improved to a league-best 52-8 on the season.In other NBA action:— LeBron James notched a triple-double of 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds as the Lakers held off Zion Williamson and the Pelicans, 122-114. Kyle Kuzma (KOOZ’-mah) helped make up for the absence of injured forward Anthony Davis by scoring 20 points, including a 3-pointer that put the Lakers up 113-109 with 3:40 to go. Williamson poured in a season-high 35 points but committed six turnovers that helped Los Angeles improve to 46-13.— Nikola Jokic recorded his 12th triple-double of the season with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists in leading the Nuggets over the short-handed Raptors, 133-118. Jeremi Grant was among eight Denver players to score in double figures, finishing with 16 points as the Nuggets stayed tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for second in the Western Conference. OG Anunoby (an-oo-NOH’-bee) had a team-high 32 points on 12 of 16 shooting for the Raptors, who played without Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) and Fred VanVleet for a second straight game. HORSE RACING-SANTA ANITA-FATALITIES9th horse dies at Santa Anita after being hurt in turf raceARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A ninth horse has died at Santa Anita since late December after being injured in a turf race.Chosen Vessel broke his left front ankle in the $59,000 race on Saturday. He was pulled up by jockey Edwin Maldonado as he approached the far turn in the 1 1/8-mile race.It was the fourth fatality on the track’s turf course and ninth overall since the training and racing season began on Dec. 26. There have been no deaths in races on the main dirt track since the season began. Two deaths have occurred on the dirt during training hours and another three on the training track. — Zach Werenski and Emil Bemstrom notched power-play goals while the Blue Jackets scored four times in the third period to beat the Canucks, 5-3. Werenski, Riley Nash and Kevin Stenlund each had a goal and an assist to help Columbus move three points ahead of Carolina for the second Eastern Conference wild card. Ryan Murray had two assists in his return after missing 34 games to injury.MLB-NEWSYankees’ Judge to have more tests on shoulderUNDATED — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge is scheduled to have additional tests Monday as the team tries to pinpoint the cause of right shoulder soreness.Judge underwent an MRI on Saturday, which was negative. Update on the latest sports The right fielder was shut down from hitting a week before spring training after experiencing soreness while swinging. Judge is having discomfort under the right pectoral muscle near the shoulder.In other MLB news:— Red Sox lefty Chris Sale is back on the mound and pitching to hitters for the first time since last August. Sale faced a couple of minor leaguers in a batting practice session Sunday at spring training. The seven-time All-Star had his season cut short last year because of elbow trouble.— Lance McCullers pitched for the Astros for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery after the 2018 season. McCullers started Sunday’s spring training game against St. Louis and threw 16 pitches. He finished up by striking out Cardinals star Paul Goldschmidt with a curveball.NASCAR-FONTANA PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-COLOGUARD CLASSICLanger rallies for 41st Tour Championship titleTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bernhard Langer took another step closer to the PGA Tour Champions victory record by rallying to take the Cologuard Classic.Langer closed with an 8-under 65 to turn a four-shot deficit into a two-shot win against Woody Austin. Langer made nine birdies in the first 17 holes to seize control in his 41st victory on the 50-and-older circuit.Hale Irwin holds the PGA Tour Champions record with 45 victories, the last one coming in 2007. WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S COMBINEDBrignone wins combined titleLA THUILE, Italy (AP) — Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) won the Alpine combined World Cup title without clicking into her skis. And the Italian might end up winning the overall and giant slalom globes as well without any further racing this season.Heavy snowfall caused the cancellation of the Alpine combined race on Sunday. That handed the season title to Brignone, who won both combined races that took place this season.Brignone is 153 points ahead of three-time overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin, who remains on a break from racing following the death of her father.last_img read more