Abraham Ancer completes wire-to-wire win in Saudi Arabia
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) Abraham Ancer of Mexico closed with a 2-under 68 for a two-shot victory over Cameron Young in the Saudi International on Sunday.
Ancer capped off a wire-to-wire victory, which featured a majority of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf league. It was his third worldwide victory.
Young, the PGA Tour rookie of the year, received a release to compete in the Asian Tour event. It was his sixth runner-up finish in the last 16 months. He caught Ancer briefly on the front nine until a two-shot swing on eighth home - Ancer made birdie, Young made a bogey - that restored Ancer's two-shot lead.
Lucas Herbert of Australia had a 65 and finished third.
Young now heads to back-to-back elevated events on the PGA Tour in Phoenix and Los Angeles. Ancer, who joined LIV last summer, has two weeks off before LIV Golf begins its second season.
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Updated February 5, 2023