Californian wins Nevada Open in Mesquite

MESQUITE — Mark Anguiano of Whittier, California, shot rounds of 66-64-71—201 to finish 14 under par and win the $140,000 Nevada Open by two strokes Thursday at CasaBlanca and Palms golf courses.

Hans Reimers and Trent Virden tied for second. Rylee Reinertson was fourth at 11 under, and UNLV product Eddie Olson finished fifth at 9 under. The low amateur was Andrew Von Lossow, who finished 1 over and missed the cut.

The field included 217 pros and five amateurs from around the United States looking to use mini tour success and experience as a stepping stone to the PGA Tour. Anguiano made $28,000 for winning the tournament.

■ Champions: At Phoenix, Paul Goydos and Tim Petrovic each shot 8-under 63 to share the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, leaving points leader Bernhard Langer seven strokes back in the tour’s season finale. Scott Parel, No. 2 in the standings, made a double bogey on 18 for a 71. Langer and Parel would take the Cup with a tournament victory.

■ PGA: At Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Matt Kuchar decided at the last minute to play the Mayakoba Golf Classic and made it look like a wise decision with a 7-under 64 for a share of the lead with Dominic Bozzelli and tour rookie Kramer Hickok. The large group at 65 included defending champion Patton Kizzire and Abraham Ancer.

■ LPGA: At Hainan Island, China, top-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 4-under 68 to take a four-stroke lead at the halfway point of the Blue Bay tournament. Jennifer Song, Moriya Jutanugarn and Gaby Lopez shot 71s and were tied for second.

■ European PGA: At Sun City, South Africa, Sergio Garcia flew into a four-shot lead after the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge with an 8-under 64 for the biggest opening-round advantage on the tour in a year. Rory McIlroy was eight strokes back.

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