Arnaud Wins BMW Charity Pro-Am By Five Shots

Michael Arnaud

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GREER, South Carolina (AP) — Michael Arnaud got off to another hot start and converted it into an 8-under 63 and a five-shot victory in the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

Arnaud shot a 27 on the front nine — with a bogey — at Thornblade Golf Club on Friday and had a chance to shoot 59 until making par on the final hole. Starting one shot out of the lead on Sunday, he had five birdies and an eagle to go out in 28 and seize control. Arnaud added a pair of birdies late in his round for a cushion.

He finished at 27-under 257 for a five-shot victory over Kyoung-Hoon Lee (64) and Robby Shelton (69).

Shelton and Bhavik Patel shared the 54-hole lead. Patel closed with a 70 and tied for fourth with Joseph Bramlett (62).

Arnaud won for the first time on the Tour, and he wasn’t even in the field until Kent Bulle withdrew on Wednesday. Arnaud missed the cut in his only Tour start this year. He earned $126,000 in his 50th career start on the Tour. In his previous 49 starts, the 36-year-old Arnaud had earned $130,358.