Mueller ties Papago Golf Course record with 62 in final round to win All-American Gateway Tour Winter Series Event #2

Jesse Mueller tied a nearly 40-year-old course record at Papago Golf Course with a bogey-free 11-under 61 in the final round to cruise to his first victory of the season on the All-American Gateway Tour.

Mueller finished at 18-under 198 for the tournament, besting runner-up finisher and second-round leader Paul Peterson by five strokes. The 61 tied a course record that was set at Papago back on July 29, 1964.

Mueller was solid the first two rounds, carding a 68 and 69 to get to 7-under, but was three shots back of Peterson heading into the final day. Mueller recorded four birdies on the front nine and made the turn at 11-under, but still was two shots back of Peterson before he took control and made the rest of the field try to catch him. Mueller opened with a birdie on 10, added four consecutive birdies on holes 12-16, then capped off his spectacular round with birdies on 17 and 18 for a 29 on the final nine holes and his record-tying 61.

The win, coupled with his T11 last week, moved Mueller up to the second spot in the Points Race for the Tour’s Air Capital Classic exemption with 2,450. Mackenzie still sits in the top spot with 3,133 points, while Ryan Hogue sits in third with 2,083 points, Eric Meierdierks sits in fourth with 1,925 points and Darren Angel rounds out the Top-5 with 1,640 points.

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