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Hometown guy wins in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Former UNLV standout 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 5-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Brendon de Jonge.

Tied with de Jonge and rookie Jonas Blixt after the third round, Moore finished at 24-under 260 at TPC Summerlin. The Las Vegas resident earned $810,000 in the tour's fall series opener.

"It's been an unbelievable week," Moore said. "I've had such great support with my family and friends out here."

Moore said he had few friends with him during his first win at the 2009 Wyndham Championship. Clearly, this one was different for the four-time All-American at UNLV.

De Jonge shot 67. Blixt shot 70 to finish third at 20 under.

Jason Day pulled within three of Moore and de Jonge with a birdie on No. 16 but closed with double bogey on the par-4 18th. He shot 65 to finish fourth at 18 under.

Moore birdied the second and third holes for a one-stroke lead over playing partners Blixt and de Jonge, and he birdied the seventh to pull two shots ahead.

De Jonge pulled even with birdies on Nos. 8 and 9, and they remained tied through 15, going to No. 16 at 23 under. Moore birdied the 560-yard, par-5 16th to regain the outright lead and parred the final two holes.

John Daly, tied for sixth at 10 under after a season-best 63 on Friday, followed his 15-over 86 on Saturday with 6-over 77 on Sunday, finishing last at 11-over 295. He dropped from 132nd to 137th on the money list.

The final top 125 on the money list get full tour cards for next season.

Champions: Bernhard Langer rallied to win the SAS Champion­ship in Cary, N.C., and take the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, shooting 9-under 63 to defeat Jay Don Blake by two strokes. Four shots back entering the final round, Langer birdied the final two holes for 13-under 203. The German has two victories this year and 16 overall on the 50-and-over tour. Blake closed with 68. He needed birdie on the par-4 18th to force a playoff but hit a tree with his drive and bogeyed the hole. Langer has a 69-point lead over Tom Lehman in the points race for a $1 million annuity.

Hometown guy wins in Vegas 10/07/12 [Last modified: Sunday, October 7, 2012 10:11pm]
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