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Vegas resident Scott Piercy falls short in the end


Steve Marcus

Scott Piercy of Las Vegas celebrates a birdie putt during the 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Oct. 18, 2009.

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Martin Laird of Scotland jokes with entertainer Justin Timberlake after winning the 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. Launch slideshow »
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Chad Campbell, a former UNLV player, chips onto the green during the second playoff hole during the 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Oct. 18, 2009. Campbell was knocked out of the playoff when he missed his putt for par.

Las Vegas resident Scott Piercy has said he was emotionally exhausted after the birth of his third son Thursday night.

Perhaps it caught up with him two holes before the end of the tournament. Piercy, a Bonanza High graduate who entered the day tied for the lead, was still at the top of the leader board at 19-under on the 17th hole in regulation.

But Piercy drove his ball into the water to the left of the hole before finishing with a double bogey.

It only got worse from there. On his second shot on 18, Piercy again hit the ball into the water. As he watched it slide into the hazard, Piercy snapped his iron over his leg in frustration.

He finished with another double bogey to end the day at 2-over 73. For the tournament, Piercy tied for 14th place at 15-under.

“I’m obviously disappointed with in my finish today,” Piercy said. “It would have meant the world to me to get my first tour win here this week. I will learn from my last two events and hopefully take advantage of these situations in the future.”

It’s the second straight week Piercy came into the final day of a tournament in first place only to finish out of the top 10.

Furyk surges, but too late

Jim Furyk, who won Las Vegas’ PGA tournament in 1998 and 1999, had the best round of the day Sunday at 9-under 62.

But that was one stroke too many. He finished at 18-under, narrowly missing the playoff.

“I’m very happy with the way I played today,” Furyk said. “And 62, to kind of end the year, is super.”

Despite being at seventh on the money list at $3.9 million, Furyk said he was somewhat disappointed with his year because he failed to win a tournament.

“I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me,” Furyk said. “Now that it’s brought up, it’s only my fault. I didn’t get it done.”

Former Rebel Roundup

Chad Campbell will take home $369,600 for his third place finish at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Campbell shot a 2-under 69 Sunday, one shot worse than Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore.

Hoffman came in sixth place, securing $151,200, at 17-under. Moore finished the tournament at 16-under and tied for seventh. He received $113,700.

Bill Lunde shot a 12-under for the weekend to make $26,230. He catapulted to No. 124 on the money list in his quest to retain his tour card for 2010.

Chris Riley finished at 11-under and earned $16,800. He is 134th on the money list.

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