Hayden Buckley Wins First Korn Ferry Tour Title At LECOM Suncoast Classic

Hayden Buckley

Hayden Buckley went from first alternate to tournament champion as the 24-year-old birdied the first playoff hole to claim his first Korn Ferry Tour title at the LECOM Suncoast Classic.

Buckley sunk a 10-foot birdie putt at the par-4 18th to edge out Dawson Armstrong and Taylor Montgomery at Lakewood National Golf Club, Preston Smith writes on PGATOUR.com.

“I didn’t want to play two holes; I’m tired and my legs hurt,” laughed Buckley after his playoff victory. “It’s hard to believe. To get up there and do what you know you have to do, knowing it will change your life, it’s hard to put into words. It’s just a lot of relief, knowing I can plan a schedule. I have a whole year no matter what and I can compete for a TOUR card.”

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