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Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at JT Shriners, 4th Rd.

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm with No Comments »
October 7, 2012 5:32 pm

This week: Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas.

Moore’s fourth-round score: 5-under-par 66.

Kelly’s fourth-round score: 3-over 74.

Position: Moore took home his second career PGA Tour victory with a tournament-record score of 24-under 260 to edge Brendon de Jonge (67) by one stroke. Kelly (2-under 282) tied for 61st.

Recap: It took him 79 PGA Tour tournaments since his first victory at the 2009 Wyndham Championship until now for Moore to win again. But after trailing de Jonge briefly on the front nine Sunday, the Cascade Christian and UNLV product took the lead for good on the 16th hole when his 4-iron from 235 yards just cleared a greenside pond, and rolled to the back fringe where he would have an eagle putt. He ended up making birdie on the par 5 to go to 24-under, and de Jonge – who hit his drive in the trees on the right side – ended up with a par. On the finishing hole, Moore hit a pitching-wedge approach from 155 yards some 15 feet below the hole for birdie. And when de Jonge left his 40-foot birdie putt to tie short, Moore two-putted for victory in his backyard. He earned $810,000 for his triumph, and his season earnings of $2.86 million are a career best. Also, he has registered a win or runner-up finish in each of his eight seasons on the PGA Tour.

Next for Kelly, Moore: Kelly is in the Open starting Thursday at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif. Moore finished up his 2012 season, and will tee it up at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions starting Jan. 4 of 2013 at The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in Maui, Hawaii.

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