NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Seamus Power took advantage of the other leaders' late problems to win the United Leasing & Finance Championship on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title.
"It still hasn't really sunk in. Crazy day," the 29-year-old Power, the first Irish winner on the tour. "But, yeah, obviously, over the moon. It's going to take me a couple hours to figure out what it all means, but yeah, right now I'm just very happy and obviously over the moon."
Power shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 at Victoria National to finish at 12-under 276. He birdied the par-4 17th and parred the par-4 18th.
"To be honest I was just trying to post a number and hope for the best," Power said. "I knew the finish was playing very, very difficult, so to pick one up at 17 was a huge bonus. Then got a good up-and-down at the last after a poor second shot. So when I finished I didn't think it was going to win, but I saw some of the guys dropping shots and just hoped for the best, and it obviously worked out."
Third-round leader Adam Schenk, Cody Gribble and Jonathan Randolph finished a stroke back. Schenk, from nearby Vincennes, made a double bogey on par-5 15th in a 70. Gribble bogeyed the final two holes — hitting into the water over 18 — for a 69. Randolph bogeyed the 17th in a 67.
Roger Sloan was fifth at 10 under after a 69. The Canadian drove into the water on the final two en route to double bogeys.
Power earned $108,000 to jump from 47th to seventh on the money list with $131,733, with the top 25 at end of the regular season earning PGA Tour cards.
"That's where you're trying to get," Power said. "If I didn't see myself doing that, there wouldn't be a point in playing. This is a huge win, but at the same time, it's a stepping stone for where I'm trying to be. But it's a huge step, so I'm excited."
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