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J.J. Spaun Wins Web.com 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 Web.com 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.”

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Hughes Secures TOUR Card, Werenski Moves Up Money List

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

Mackenzie HughesHUGHES EARNS FIRST WEB.COM TOUR TITLE IN SPRINGFIELD

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.

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Stephan Jaeger Finishes Off Record Web.com 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 Web.com 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.

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Nicholas Lindheim Wins Web.com 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 Web.com 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.

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Martin Flores Wins First Web.com 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 Web.com 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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