Points surges for first PGA win at Pebble Beach

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Pebble Beach, CA D.A. Points had a couple of incredible shots during the back nine Sunday for a five-under 67 and his first career PGA Tour win at this week's Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Points, who entered the day two shots behind leader Steve Marino, finished at 15-under 271 for his first win of any kind since the 2008 Miccosukee Championship on the Nationwide Tour.

"Pebble Beach may be the most iconic place to play golf, and to win here is a dream come true," Points, the 167th ranked player in the world, said in a televised interview. "I'm so grateful to have this opportunity."

On the final nine holes at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Points took control with an eagle at the par-five 14th and a birdie at the par-four 15th. He provided the dramatics as well, holing out from about 100 yards away on the 14th and following with a sharp-breaking 21-foot birdie putt at the 15th to move ahead for good.

Not only did Points earn the PGA Tour win, but he and his amateur partner -- popular actor Bill Murray -- won the pro-am with a score of 35-under-par 251. It's Murray's first victory at this event, which pairs amateurs with professionals all week.

"It's really fun to win," Murray said in a TV interview. "It's usually pretty easy to have fun here. I felt like my mind and body had left the last few holes. I didn't know how to behave."

Marino, who held at least a share of the lead through each of the first three rounds, was unable to capture his first PGA Tour victory after managing only a two-over 74 on Sunday.

After opening with rounds of 65 and 66, Marino closed with a 71 and Sunday's 73 to fall to a share of fourth with Spencer Levin (70). His failure to win this tournament closely resembled his performance at the 2009 British Open, where he led after two rounds with opening scores of 67 and 68 at Turnberry, but closed with a 76 and 75 to finish in a tie for 38th.

Hunter Mahan made a late charge, but simply ran out of holes during his six- under 66. His 13-under 273 was good for second overall. Tom Gillis (70) was third at 11-under 275.


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