Marc Turnesa Wins First PGA Tour Title

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sunday, October 19, 2008. (AP) -- Marc Turnesa completed a wire-to-wire victory for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 68 on Sunday to hold off Matt Kuchar by a stroke in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The eighth rookie to win on the PGA Tour this season, Turnesa opened with rounds of 62, 64 and 69 at TPC Summerlin en route to a 24-under 263 total. He earned $738,000.

Turnesa birdied Nos. 9, 11, 12 and 14 to reach 25 under on the mostly sunny, breezy day. He also birdied the par-3 17th, but dropped a stroke on the par-4 18th. Kuchar finished with a 64.

Former UNLV star Chad Campbell shot a 67 to tie for third at 22 under with John Mallinger (68) and Michael Allen (70).

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