Chesson Hadley wins LECOM Health Challenge by 1
SwingThought TOUR Alum Chesson Hadley shot a 7-under 65 Sunday to win the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Health Challenge by 1 shot over Beau Hossler. Hadley who birdied holes 4,6,8 and 9 turned in a 3-under 33. He then made an eagle at 11 followed by a birdie at 12 to get to 6 under. Hadley got into some trouble on hole 16 after his 3rd shot failed to find the green on the par 4. Still in the rough and looking at bogey, Hadley chipped in from off the green to keep his lead. After he chipped in for par, Hadley made birdie on the Par 4 17th to get to 23 under and 1 shot clear of Hossler.
With his win, Hadley secured his PGA Tour card for next season. He jumped from 22nd to 4th on the season long Top 25 Money List. Hadley just missed retaining his PGA Tour card last season, after he missed out on the Top 150 in FedEx Cup points by 9 spots. Hadley who graduated from the Web.com Tour in 2013, won on the PGA Tour in his rookie year at the 2013 Puerto Rico Open and was voted Rookie Of The Year in 2013. Hadley played 7 SwingThought State Series events in 2012 and 2013. He recorded 4 Top-5’s and his best finish was a Solo 2nd at Barefoot-Love Course in 2012.
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