Gary Woodland earns second PGA Tour win at Reno

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RENO, Nev. — Gary Woodland holed a 58-foot chip from the rough for one of his four birdies and got up-and-down to save par five times to win the Reno-Tahoe Open on Sunday for second PGA Tour victory.

Woodland finished with 44 points in the modified Stableford format that awards eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse.

Jonathan Byrd and Andres Romero tied for second with 35 points, and Brendon Steele had 33 at Montreux Golf Club on the edge of the Sierra.

Woodland, also the 2011 Transitions Championship winner as a tour rookie, earned $540,000 for the victory and got a spot next week in the PGA Championship.

“It felt like it was meant to be this week,” said Woodland, whose best finishes this year had been three ties for 16th at the Phoenix Open, Memorial and AT&T National.

Byrd had an eagle, seven birdies and a bogey to set a single-day scoring record with 18 Stableford points that would have equaled a round of 64 under the usual format.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: In Blaine, Minn., Tom Pernice Jr. birdied the final two holes for a one-stroke victory over Jeff Sluman and Corey Pavin in the 3M Championship.

Pernice finished with 4-under 68 and had 17-under 199 total at the TPC Twin Cities for his second career Champions Tour victory. He also has two PGA Tour victories. Sluman closed with 62, and Pavin had 66.

Trailing Sluman by one shot at the par-3 17th, Pernice made a long birdie putt to pull even. At the par-5 18th, hit his second shot to 8 feet and two-putted for the winning birdie.

WEB.COM TOUR: In Canonsburg, Pa., Ben Martin won the Mylan Classic on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour title of the year, shooting his third consecutive 4-under 67 for a five-stroke victory.

The 25-year-old former Clemson player had 17-under 267 total at Southpointe Golf Club. He earned $117,000 to jump from fourth to second on the money list with $391,749.

Martin also won the United Leasing Championship in a playoff July 1.

Kelly Kraft had 64 to finish second. Aiken’s Kevin Kisner shot 71 and tied for 21st at 282.


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