RENO, Nev. — J.J. Henry won the Reno-Tahoe Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, beating Brazil’s Alexandre Rocha by a point in the modified Stableford event.
Henry finished with 43 points. Players received eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie and zero for par. They were docked a point for bogey and three points for anything worse.
Henry had three birdies on the front nine, then mostly stayed out of trouble on the mountain course’s more difficult back nine. He had four birdies and a bogey for seven points in the round on the 7,472-yard Montreux Golf & Country Club course.
Argentina’s Andres Romero was third with 37 points, followed by John Mallinger with 34.
John Daly and Justin Leonard tied for fifth at 33. It was Daly’s best finish since 2005.
Rocha needed to eagle the par-5 18th to have a chance to become the first Brazilian winner on the PGA Tour, but had to scramble for birdie after his approach bounced into the gallery left of the green.
Henry two-putted for par from 12 feet to secure the victory. He earned a spot next week in the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in South Carolina, and the $540,000 winner’s check pushed his season earnings past $1.2 million and career total to $12.7 million. He also won the 2006 Buick Championship.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: In Blaine, Minn., Bernhard Langer rallied to win the 3M Championship for the second time in four years, shooting a 10-under 62 on Sunday to overcome a six-stroke deficit.
The 54-year-old German finished at 18-under 198 at the TPC Twin Cities for his 15th Champions Tour title. He ended a 24-event victory drought, his longest on the 50-and-over tour.
David Peoples, three strokes ahead entering the final round, had it on cruise control much of the day and shot a 70 to finish second <0x2014> two shots behind. The runner-up finish is his best in 51 starts on the tour.
Kenny Perry and Olin Browne tied for third at 15-under. Perry had 64, and Browne shot 66.
Augusta native Larry Mize closed with 72 and tied for 53rd at 214.
WEB.COM TOUR: In Omaha, Neb., Ben Kohles won his second consecutive Web.com Tour title since turning professional, closing with 8-under-par 62 for a three-stroke victory in the Cox Classic.
The 22-year-old former University of Virginia player won the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational last week in a playoff in Columbus, Ohio, in his first professional start. He was the first player to win a Web.com title in his pro debut, and is the first to win in his first two tour starts.
Augusta’s Scott Parel shot 66 and tied for 30th at 271.
“I think I played the best round of my life today. That was a blast,” Kohles said after hitting 17 of 18 greens in regulation. “I’m pretty shocked myself. What are you supposed to do better than this?”
Kohles also wrapped up a 2013 PGA Tour card from the Web.com money list, and moved within a victory of an immediate PGA Tour promotion. He earned $117,000 to move into second place on the money list with $261,000, more than enough to finish in the final top 25 and earn a PGA Tour card.
“I don’t think that part has sunk in yet,” said Kohles, who will try to make it 3 for 3 next week in the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, MO. “It’s pretty life altering.”
Kohles finished at 24-under 260 at Champions Run.
South Africa’s Dawie van der Walt had a 60 to finish second. He had a chance for the second 59 in tournament history, but missed an 8-footer for eagle on No. 17 and a 6-footer for birdie on 18. Jason Gore shot a 59 in the second round in his 2005 victory.
“When I made birdie at 14, I thought I had a good chance at it coming in if I could make a few more,” he said. “I think the most nervous I was was on the 18th hole when I had that putt to shoot 59. ... I just missed a few putts coming in.”