WICHITA, Kan. Scott Piercy won the Wichita Open for his first Nationwide Tour title, closing with an even-par 71 for a two-stroke victory over Utah's Daniel Summerhays, Hunter Haas and Spencer Levin.
The 29-year-old Piercy, 2007 Ultimate Game winner, opened with rounds of 64, 62 and 65 en route to a 22-under 264 total on the Crestview Country Club course.
He earned $94,500 to jump from 123rd on the money list to 35th with $118,749. The top 25 at the end of the season will earn 2009 PGA Tour cards.
Summerhays and Levin finished with 67s, and Haas closed with a 70.
Piercy made a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th after Levin holed a 45-footer of his own for birdie.
"Spencer made that putt a bomb. It was a huge putt for him," Piercy said. "For me to make it on top of him, it takes all the wind from his sails. To make that at that time you can't ask for anything more."
Levin had his best finish on the tour.
"I had no chance after Scott made that putt on 17," Levin said. "I'm a little bummed that last putt cost me some money but I still moved up from where I started today. I would have taken this at the beginning of the week."
FUTURES TOUR: At London, Ky., Mindy Kim won her third Duramed Futures Tour title of the year Sunday, holing a 6-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over teen star Vicky Hurst in the Falls Auto Group Classic. Kim, from Diamond Bar, Calif., finished with a 3-under 69 for a 10-under 206 total on the Crooked Creek Golf Community course. She earned $14,000 to push her season total to $66,800, second on the tour behind Hurst. Hurst, a four-time winner this year, closed with a 68, She made $10,000 for a season total of $73,571. The final top five will earn 2009 LPGA Tour cards. Former Arkansas star Stacy Lewis (70) was third at 8 under.
The 19-year-old Kim set up her closing eagle with a 225-yard, 3-wood approach.
"This win feels really sweet," Kim said. "It was a really exciting finish for the fans because all the putts mattered down the stretch."
Hurst birdied the 18th.
"I really think I played well, but I left too many shots out there," Hurst said. "It was really exciting down the stretch, but I really wanted that eagle at the end."
Lewis, third in the U.S. Women's Open, was making her first Futures Tour start.
"Overall, it was a really good tournament," Lewis said. "The crowd was great and I put myself in position, but I didn't close it out."
WOMEN'S AMATEUR: At Eugene, Ore., Duke star Amanda Blumenherst won the U.S. Women's Amateur on Sunday, rallying to beat NCAA champion Azahara Munoz 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final at Eugene Country Club. Blumenherst, the three-time national college player of the year, was 1-down after the morning 18 and still a hole behind through 27. She squared it with a birdie on the par-4 10th, took the lead with a par on the par-5 13th and pulled two holes in front with a birdie on the par-5 16th. Both players parred 17 to end the match. Blumenherst, a two-time Curtis Cup player, won the tournament a year after a 1-up loss to Maria Uribe in the final at Crooked Stick.
Munoz, the Arizona State star from Spain, was trying to become the first player to win the NCAA and Women's Amateur in the same season since Georgia's Vicki Goetze in 1992.