Firecracker Open: Rust withstands low-scoring contenders
AUSTIN, Texas (July 1, 2012) -- Dillon Rust fired a final-round 66 to hold off a late charge by Stratton Nolen and a host of other runners-up to win the hotly-contested 2012 Firecracker Open at Lions Municipal Golf Course.

Rust was among the leaders after Friday's first round and found a way to separate himself from the pack Saturday with a second-round 67. His final-round 66 put him four shots better than Stratton and Steffan Schmieding, who both tied for second place with terrific weekends.

Tied for fourth place were Alex Ellis, Kody King --- who shot 63 on Saturday ---, Joshua Mathis and Michael Smith.

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ABOUT THE Firecracker Open

54-hole individual stroke play tournament that draws a strong local and college field. Past winners include Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Omar Uresti.

Qualifying tournaments are held prior to the event, check the City of Austin website or call the golf course well in advance of the tournament for details.

A putting tournament is typically held after the first round, with 32 two-person teams playing nine- hole best ball matches.

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