Wilcox fends off Stockton to win in Saskatchewan



Saskatoon, SK (Sports Network) - Will Wilcox closed with a six-under 66 Sunday to hold off Brady Stockton and win the Dakota Dunes Casino Open.

Wilcox finished at 25-under-par 263 to shatter the tournament scoring record. Josh Geary owned the old mark of 271, which he posted in 2008. Wilcox set the 54-hole scoring mark as well with his three-round total of 197.

Stockton fired a seven-under 65 at Dakota Dunes Golf Links to end one stroke back at minus-24.

Geary (70) and Garrett Frank (68) shared third place at 20-under-par 268.

Wilcox posted birdies on two and six to move to 21-under. After a birdie on the 10th, he converted back-to-back birdie chances from the 13th to get to 24- under.

After three straight pars, Wilcox birdied the last to claim his first Canadian Tour victory in just his second tour start.

Stockton, who played in the final threesome with Wilcox and Geary, was right there. He birdied the second, then made three more birdies between the fifth and ninth to turn in 21-under.

Around the turn, he poured in three straight birdies from the 11th to jump to 24-under. However, Stockton only managed to par the final five holes to end one back.

NOTES: Danny Sahl (66), Wil Collins (65), Cody Slover (61) and Clayton Rask (69) shared fifth at 19-under-par 269...2009 champion Andres Gonzales closed with a 69 to finish tied for 43rd at minus-11...Next up is the Canadian Tour Players Cup, where Graham DeLaet won by one shot over three players last year.

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