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Former UNLV star captures Shriners event

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 04:15 PM
CARY, N.C. -

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 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 closed with a double bogey on the par-4 18th. He had a 65 to finish fourth at 18 under.

Langer win SAS title, grabs points lead

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 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-over 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.

Langer took a 69-point lead over Tom Lehman in the points race for a $1 million annuity. Lehman skipped this week's tournament.

The bogey-free 63 was the best final round by a winner in the history of the tournament.

PGA EUROPEAN: At St. Andrews, Scotland, Branden Grace won his fourth European Tour event of the season by shooting a 2-under 70 to protect his lead and win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two shots.

The South African led from the first round and finished with a 22-under total of 266 to hold off Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, who finished second after a 68. Alexander Noren of Sweden (69) was another two shots back in third.

WORLD AMATEUR: At Antalya, Turkey, U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox and Chris Williams each shot 2-under 69 to help the United States win the rain-shortened World Amateur Team Championship with a record score.

Fox, from Hendersonville, Tenn.; Williams, from Moscow, Idaho; and Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., combined for a 54-hole total of 24-under 404. Thomas shot a non-counting 70 on Sunday.

They teamed to beat Mexico by five strokes at Antalya Golf Club to give the United States it 14th Eisenhower Trophy title. The Americans also broke the records for 18 and 36 holes.

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