RENO: Scott Piercy dropped a three-stroke lead but held on and made a seven-foot par putt on the final hole to win the US PGA Tour’s Reno-Tahoe Open by one stroke. Piercy carded a final-round two-under par 70 for a 15-under total of 273 and a one-stroke victory over Pat Perez. Piercy claimed his first US PGA Tour title and insured his stellar 11-under 61 in Saturday’s third round was not wasted. “Finally,” said Piercy. “It feels like I got the monkey off the back. I always thought I could do it and it was just a matter of doing it. Now I did it ... a big sigh of relief.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2011.