LIV’s Ancer holds off Young for wire-to-wire win

LIV’s Ancer holds off Young for wire-to-wire win

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia — Abraham Ancer of Mexico closed with a 2-under 68 for a 2-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 past 16 months. He caught Ancer briefly on the front nine until a 2-shot swing on the eighth hole — Ancer made birdie, Young made a bogey — that restored Ancer’s 2-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.

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