Aaron Wise wins the AT&T Byron Nelson

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21May2018

By : BGA Proshop

PGA Tour rookie Aaron Wise claims his first career victory and shatters the scoring record at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

The 21 year old played liked a seasoned professional to shot a final round 6 under 65 to beat Australian Marc Leishman by three strokes.

Leishman started the tournament with an opening round 61 and backed it up on the Friday with a 66 but Wise was right on his hammer. Wise opened with a 65 and then shot a 63 on the Friday to be only 1 behind before the weekend. Leishman and Wise were paired together on the Saturday and both had a strong round both finishing tied after the round at 17 under.

On the final day Wise took control of the tournament with 5 birdies on the front nine and 1 on the back nine to win the tournament by 3. Wise was solid on the back nine not dropping a shot on the way in.

Wise said after the round "This is awesome ... this is huge for me ... I get the play the Majors, Fed Ex cup playoffs and it is a dream come true to win this one" 

Wise walks away with a winners cheque of $1.386 million and has a 2 year exemption on the PGA Tour.

 
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