Tyson Alexander first on Korn Ferry Tour to successfully defend title

Tyson Alexander first on Korn Ferry Tour to successfully defend title


ARLINGTON, Texas — Tyson Alexander turned the primary participant in Korn Ferry Tour historical past to efficiently defend a title, rallying to win the Veritex Financial institution Championship on Sunday.

Alexander closed with a 6-under 65 to complete at 22-under 262 at Texas Rangers Golf Membership, two strokes forward of Pontus Nyholm (62) and Byeong Hun An (66).

Alexander capped his bogey-free spherical with a birdie on the par-5 18th. The 33-year-old former College of Florida participant earned $135,000 for his second tour victory. Final yr, he closed with a 64 to take the inaugural occasion at 23 underneath.

Alexander’s farther, Buddy Alexander, gained the 1986 U.S. Beginner Championship and coached Florida to 2 NCAA titles. His grandfather, Skip Alexander, gained 3 times on the PGA Tour.

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