Golf roundup: Ex-UNLV player Moore grabs PGA win in Vegas
By The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012, 8:08 p.m.
Updated: Monday, October 8, 2012
LAS VEGAS — Former UNLV player Ryan Moore won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing the 16th hole to take the outright lead and finishing with a 5-under-par 66 for a one-stroke victory over Brendon de Jonge.
Tied with de Jonge and Jonas Blixt after the third round, Moore finished at 24-under 260 at TPC Summerlin. The Las Vegas resident earned $810,000 in the Fall Series opener.
De Jonge shot a 67. Blixt had a 70 to finish third at 20-under.
Jason Day pulled within three strokes of Moore and de Jonge with a birdie on the No. 16, but he closed with a double bogey on the par-4 18th. He had a 65 to finish fourth at 18-under.
Moore birdied the second and third holes to take a one-stroke lead over playing partners Blixt and de Jonge, and birdied the seventh hole to pull two shots ahead.
De Jonge pulled even with birdies on Nos. 8 and 9 and they remained through 15, going to the 16th tee at 23-under. Moore birdied the 560-yard, par-5 16th to regain the outright lead and parred the final two holes.
Bill Lunde was fifth at 15-under after a 66. He jumped from 157th to 131st on the money list, with the final top 125 getting full tour cards for next season.
John Daly, tied for sixth at 10-under after a season-best 63 on Friday, followed a 15-over 86 on Saturday with a 6-over 77 on Sunday to finish last at 11-over 295.
In Cary, N.C., Bernhard Langer rallied to win the SAS Championship to take the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, shooting a 9-under 63 to beat Jay Don Blake by two strokes
Four shots back entering the final round, Langer birdied the final two holes to finish at 13-under 203 at Prestonwood Country Club. The German star has two victories this year and 16 overall on the 50-and-older tour.
Blake closed with a 68. He needed a birdie on the par-4 18th to force a playoff but hit a tree with his drive and bogeyed the hole. Mark Wiebe also shot 68 to finish third at 10-under.
The start of play was delayed 90 minutes because of rain.
In Potomac, Md., Sweden's David Lingmerth won the Web.com Tour's Neediest Kids Championship to wrap up a 2013 PGA Tour card, closing with a 4-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Casey Wittenberg.
Lingmerth finished at 8-under 272 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm and earned $108,000 to jump from 27th to seventh on the money list with $249,043, more than enough to guarantee a top-25 finish.
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