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Max Homa finishes t-30th at Shriners Open

Posted: October 21, 2013 2:58 p.m.
Updated: October 21, 2013 2:58 p.m.

Valencia graduate Max Homa doesn’t appear to be fazed by the big stage that is the PGA Tour.

The 22-year-old capped off his second straight PGA tournament on Sunday with a 4-under 67 in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

Homa, who made his professional debut last week, ended up tied for 30th place with a four-day score of 10-under, earning him $36,450.

He shot scores of 69, 70 and 68 for his first three rounds of the tournament, which took place at TPC Summerlin.

Webb Simpson birdied two of the first three holes Sunday, pulling away for a six-stroke win in the second event of the season.

Winning for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open, Simpson closed with a 5-under 66 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.

Last week, the former University of California, Berkeley golfer made $135,000 for finishing tied for ninth at the Open. That top 10 finish earned him the exemption to the Shriners Open this week.

That makes him 2-for-2 in cuts made at PGA Tour tournaments.

After Sunday’s round, Homa tweeted, “Fun week in Vegas with all my favorite people. So thankful for the support. Can’t wait to get another shot at a PGA event! #grinding”

It won’t be long before he tees it up again. Next up for Homa is the first qualifying stage of PGA Q-School, which for him starts Tuesday at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, Pa.

From there, he’ll try to advance to the second stage in November followed by the final in December.

If he makes it to that point, Homa will have a chance to enter the 2014 season as an official member of the PGA Tour or Tour, which is one step below.

— Associated Press contributed to this report


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