Penner wins the Firekeeper Classic

John Penner wins the Firekeeper Classic shooting 15 under par during the four-day event.
John Penner wins the Firekeeper Classic shooting 15 under par during the four-day event.

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Though he didn’t break any records on the final day of the Firekeeper Classic, recent college graduate Kevin Penner, played a solid round of golf and shot an even par 70.

The lead was never in doubt despite his playing partner, lefty Ryan Dagerman tapping in a short birdie putt on the par 4 17th.

On the 18th hole, Penner drove it into the middle of the fairway, hit his approach shot in the center of the green, and two-putted his way to a four-stroke victory.

For the tournament, the Las Vegas native shot 15 under par and won a little more than 13 thousand dollars in the process.

“It feels really good,” Penner said.  “It was nice just graduating college and coming out here and starting to play professional golf, and to get a win and make a little bit of money.

“Having a 4-shot lead is always nice, but you still have to play well, you never know who can play well behind you.  When I chipped in on 15 I kind of had a feeling we just needed to play smart coming in and I’d still get the win.”

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