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American John Rollins clinched his third PGA Tour victory at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open in Nevada.

American John Rollins clinched the third PGA Tour victory of his career on Sunday with a three-shot triumph at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open in Nevada.
Rollins, joint runner-up in the event last year, equalled the course record with a second-round 62 on Friday, but although he was four clear heading into Sunday, he hardly enjoyed a smooth ride in his final round.
He double-bogeyed the fourth and dropped three further shots on the back nine, but also picked up six shots along the way to card a level-par 72 which saw him finish at 17-under for the tournament and three shots clear of fellow American.Jeff Quinney and Scotland’s Martin Laird who tied for second on 274 following respective final rounds of 66 and 69.
Laird, fourth a year ago, resumed in fourth place, but followed three opening pars with a seven-foot birdie putt to move to 12 under par.
Dropped shots at seven and eight set him back but then four consecutive birdies resumed his charge.
He had produced an amazing finish to his third round, making birdies at the 15th, 16th and 17th and then holing his 77-yard pitch to the last for an eagle two.
Quinney, tied for ninth overnight, picked up six birdies and did not drop a shot on Sunday but had too much ground to make up on Rollins.
Another American, Joe Ogilvie, finished a shot back in fourth, with Germany’s Alex Cejka and another US duo, Kevin Na and Ryan Palmer, one further adrift and tied for fifth.
ALL THE FINAL ROUND SCORES
(USA unless stated, par 72):

271 John Rollins 70 62 67 72
274 Jeff Quinney 69 69 70 66, Martin Laird (Sco) 72 67 66 69
275 Joe Ogilvie 70 68 66 71
276 Kevin Na 71 70 67 68, Ryan Palmer 69 68 66 73, Alex Cejka (Ger) 72 69 68 67
277 Rodney Pampling (Aus) 67 70 73 67
278 J J Henry 72 71 65 70, Jonathan Kaye 68 69 73 68, Robert Garrigus 69 67 71 71, Billy Mayfair 72 72 64 70, Rocco Mediate 70 68 68 72
279 Marc Leishman (Aus) 68 68 73 70, J.P. Hayes 74 68 70 67, Greg Kraft 72 70 68 69
280 Charles Warren 75 69 68 68, Chris Riley 72 64 71 73, Glen Day 74 68 67 71, Jonathan Byrd 69 72 70 69, Matthew Jones (Aus) 71 70 71 68
281 Tag Ridings 73 68 71 69, Harrison Frazar 75 68 70 68, Mark Wilson 71 70 68 72, Steve Elkington (Aus) 69 71 73 68
282 Vaughn Taylor 68 69 74 71, Chris DiMarco 72 69 71 70, Ted Purdy 73 68 71 70, Wil Collins 70 70 72 70, Ken Duke 72 72 70 68, Steve Lowery 72 72 71 67, Matt Kuchar 72 68 70 72, James Nitties (Aus) 69 70 71 72
283 Francesco Molinari (Ita) 73 71 71 68, Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 73 70 70 70, Shaun Micheel 69 65 73 76, Steve Flesch 71 69 72 71, Parker McLachlin 69 69 73 72, Bob Heintz 73 69 70 71, Matt Weibring 72 70 70 71
284 Jeff Maggert 75 69 73 67
285 Kevin Stadler 72 71 69 73, Troy Matteson 71 66 76 72, Rich Barcelo 68 69 71 77, Spike McRoy 71 72 70 72, Chez Reavie 71 71 71 72
286 Jay Delsing 73 71 71 71, Michael Allen 72 69 74 71, Carlos Franco (Par) 70 72 77 67, Heath Slocum 73 70 74 69
287 Troy Kelly 70 71 71 75, Nicholas Thompson 77 66 73 71
288 Patrick Sheehan 71 69 70 78, Kris Blanks 71 69 76 72, Scott McCarron 72 72 73 71, Mark Brooks 74 70 74 70, Scott Piercy 71 72 71 74, Matt Bettencourt 72 71 72 73, Brian Vranesh 74 70 73 71, Grant Waite (Nzl) 68 72 73 75, Jason Gore 72 70 73 73, Tommy Gainey 72 70 71 75
289 Spencer Levin 68 70 76 75, Brendon De Jonge 72 72 72 73
290 Tommy Armour III 72 70 75 73
292 Derek Fathauer 75 69 75 73, Aron Price (Aus) 73 70 75 74, Tyler Aldridge 72 72 74 74
293 Kirk Triplett 74 70 71 78, Steve Pate 68 71 77 77
294 Daniel Chopra (Swe) 72 70 74 78
295 Eric Axley 70 71 73 81
298 J.L. Lewis 72 70 75 81

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