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2019 Las Vegas Challenge

2019 Las Vegas Challenge

Calvin Heimburg drives from the cobbles on hole 18 on the way to his Las Vegas Challenge title. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

HENDERSON, Nev. – Calvin Heimburg needed a friend.

The stoic slinger was unshakable as he took the Las Vegas Challenge’s first three rounds by storm, rarely showing any emotion as he staked a six-shot lead into Sunday’s final at Wildhorse Golf Club’s Innova course. But the last 18 of a PDGA National Tour event is a whole different animal, and while Heimburg didn’t show any distress on his face, he did with his game.

Paige Bjerkaas takes a moment to collect herself after winning the Las Vegas Challenge in a sudden death playoff. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

HENDERSON, Nev. – For someone who admitted to lacking confidence earlier in the week, you never would have known it by watching Paige Bjerkaas during Sunday’s final round of the Las Vegas Challenge.

Precise drives. Chain rattling jump putts. A four-shot deficit chased down in the first seven holes. A three-stroke advantage gained by hole 10.

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Sunday, Feb. 24th - Final Round

Bjerkaas Ousts Allen in Playoff, Heimburg Recovers from Early Struggles