KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Abraham Ancer of Mexico closed with a 2-under 68 for a two-shot victory over Cameron Young in the Saudi International on Sunday.
Ancer capped off a wire-to-wire victory, which featured a majority of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf league. It was his third worldwide victory.
Young, the PGA Tour rookie of the year, received a release to compete in the Asian Tour event. It was his sixth runner-up finish in the last 16 months. He caught Ancer briefly on the front nine until a two-shot swing on eighth home — Ancer made birdie, Young made a bogey — that restored Ancer’s two-shot lead.
Lucas Herbert of Australia had a 65 and finished third.
Young now heads to back-to-back elevated events on the PGA Tour in Phoenix and Los Angeles. Ancer, who joined LIV last summer, has two weeks off before LIV Golf begins its second season.
The Ancer. 🔥
Abraham Ancer went wire-to-wire at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club to claim his fourth career win as a professional, and his first on the Asian Tour. 🏆
Congratulations, Abe! 👏#FJPremiereSeries #ModernClassic #MyJoys pic.twitter.com/EAzvoih9SU
— FootJoy (@FootJoy) February 5, 2023