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J.J. Spaun Wins Tour’s News Sentinel Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:24 Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:15

J.J. SpaunCanadian Press

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — J.J. Spaun made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a record-setting victory in the Tour’s News Sentinel Open.

Already assured a PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher on the money list, Spaun broke through at Fox Den on his 26th birthday for his first tour victory.

Spaun closed with a 5-under 66 and a one-stroke victory over best friend Sam Ryder, the third-round leader. Ryder had a chance to force a playoff, but missed an 8-foot birdie try on the par-5 18th, moments after Spaun made his go-ahead putt.

“I fought really hard out there and to have a putt at the last hole to win it and to bury it was a dream feeling,” Spaun said. “A lot of redemption in that putt.”



Hughes Secures TOUR Card, Werenski Moves Up Money List

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 18:47 Tuesday, 16 August 2016 18:42


Canadian Mackenzie Hughes posted a 24-under 264 total at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper en route to his first Tour title and the event’s $121,500 first-place prize. Hughes, who was a two-time Canadian Amateur champion during his tenure at Kent State University, virtually secured his 2016-17 PGA TOUR card with the win, moving up to No. 14 on the Regular Season money list with $165,248 in earnings. The 25-year-old Dundas, Ontario native entered the week with just one top-10 on the year, but recorded four rounds of 67 or better on his way to a one-shot victory over Richy Werenski, while moving up 74 spots on the Regular Season money list.



Stephan Jaeger Finishes Off Record Tour Romp

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 July 2016 22:54 Sunday, 31 July 2016 18:59

Stephan JaegerCanadian Press

HAYWARD, California (AP) — Stephan Jaeger broke one more Tour record and tied another in the Ellie Mae Classic, finishing his four-day scoring frenzy at TPC Stonebrae at 30-under 250.

“I don’t know what to say really, I’m speechless,” the 27-year-old German player said. “I played good today and all week really. It was a phenomenal week for me.”

He broke Steve Wheatcroft’s 72-hole stroke record of 255 set in the 2011 Melwood Prince George’s County Open, and tied Daniel Chopra’s mark for relation to par set in the 2004 Henrico County Open.



Nicholas Lindheim Wins Tour’s Utah Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 21:02 Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:54

Nicholas LindheimCanadian Press

LEHI, Utah (AP) — Nicholas Lindheim won the Utah Championship for his first Tour title and a likely spot next season on the PGA Tour.

The 31-year-old Californian closed with a 3-under 69 at Thanksgiving Point to finish at 15-under 269 and beat playing partner J.J. Spaun by two strokes.

Lindheim earned $117,000 to jump from 83rd to 14th on the money list with $153,694, with the top 25 at the end of the regular season earning PGA Tour cards.



Martin Flores Wins First Tour Title

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 01:17 Monday, 18 July 2016 01:07

Martin FloresCanadian Press

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (AP) — Martin Flores won the Lincoln Land Charity Championship for his first Tour title to wrap up a PGA Tour card.

The 34-year-old former Oklahoma player closed with a 4-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Wesley Bryant, Jonathan Randolph, JT Poston and Casey Wittenberg.



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