Luke Guthrie won for the second consecutive week on the Web.com Tour, edging Danny Lee and Cameron Percy by a stroke at the WNB Golf Classic in Midland, Tex.
The American is the third player to win twice on the developmental circuit this year and would earn an instant promotion to the top-tier PGA Tour with one more victory.
Guthrie, 22, turned pro this year after finishing his final U.S. college season with the University of Illinois. He’s had almost unfettered success since, posting four other top-10 results in five other Web.com Tour starts and a top-five finish in one of his three PGA Tour appearances.
He continued his roll at Midland Country Club, firing six-under-par 66 in the final round Sunday (the lowest score of the day) to finish at 17-under 271 and pass third-round leader Lee, who was looking to defend his title.
With the $94,500 (all currency U.S.) first prize, Guthrie takes over top place on the tour’s money list. Even if he doesn’t get an instant promotion this year, he’s assured of starting on the PGA Tour next year.
Adam Hadwin, the only Canadian to make the cut, tied for 23rd place at seven under after posting back-to-back 69s on the weekend. The 23-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C., earned $4,593 for his sixth top 25 of the year but slipped two spots on the money list to No. 45.
The top 25 at the end of the season earn PGA Tour cards for 2013.