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Amateur Wins Nevada Open by Five Shots; Fielding Shares Low Pro Money With Hahn
After shooting rounds of 63-63-65-191 and winning the Nevada Open by five shots amateur Kevin Penner is probably wondering why he is still an amateur. He took home a $750 merchandise certificate.
Dusty Fielding and John Hahn, tied for low professional honors and each took home a check for $10,050. Fielding hails from Richfield, Utah and just recently earned partial status on the PGA Tour by playing well in the PGA Tour Qualifying School. Fielding opened with a 68, shot a brilliant 62 in the middle round, and finished with a 66 for a total of 196. Hahn came from behind to catch Fielding with a final round 64 to go with his pair of 66s in the two previous rounds.
The tournament was held at Casablanca and The Palms the first two days and finished at Casablanca the final day.
Other Utah pros who made the cut and earned money were Jimmy Blair who finished in 17th place, Kyle Chapell in 29th place, Matt Baird in 46th place, and Randall McCracken in 48th place.
Penner is a senior on the UNLV golf team and last month won the All American Classic in El Paso, Texas.
Partial standings were as follows:
Top seven:191- Kevin Penner-a, 63-63-65196- Dusty Fielding, 68-62-66; John Hahn, 66-66-64 ($10,050 each)197- Stephen Bidner, 66-65-66-197 ($6100)198- Jeffrey Hamm, 65-66-67 ($4100)199- Mark Hubbard, 67-69-63; Erick Justesen, 62-71-66 ($2850 each)
Other Utahns:206- Jimmy Blair, 69-67-70 ($1400)209- Kyle Chappell, 71-66-72 ($850)215- Matt Baird, 69-69-77 ($600)219- Randall McCracken, 69-71-79 ($600)