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Sunday, Dec 02 2012 10:45 PM

Local report: Patel likely needs low final round for PGA card

By Californian News Services

LA QUINTA -- Bakersfield High graduate Bhavik Patel shot 2-under 70 on Sunday, falling into a tie for 39th after the fifth round of the PGA Tour qualifying tournament.

The final top 25 and ties in the six-day event receive 2013 PGA Tour cards and the next 50 and ties earn Web.com Tour cards.

Patel, 13-under overall, has shot under-par each day, but is two shots off the current cutline (15-under) entering the final round.

Patel, who entered Sunday in 33rd place, birdied three of four par-5s on PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course, but was 1-over on the last seven holes.

Australia's Steven Bowditch shot 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead at 23-under. Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton was tied for 15th (17-under) after a 67. Tom Pernice, the oldest player in the field at 53, was 17-under after a 68.

Camilo Villegas, a three-time PGA Tour winner, is in a tie for 46th at 12-under.

JC soccer

WALNUT -- Mount San Antonio College beat City College of San Francisco, 2-0, for the CCCAA men's state soccer title. Mount SAC beat Taft in the semifinals.

Cerritos beat Santiago Canyon, 2-0, for the women's state title.

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