Mack III shoots 64 to win APGA Tour title by 6

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DULUTH, Ga. — Willie Mack III ran off three early birdies to drag away and closed with an 8-under 64 on Tuesday for a six-shot victory within the Mastercard APGA Tour Championship.

The victory was value $27,500 to Mack. He earned $10,000 for the victory on the TPC Sugarloaf, together with $17,500 for successful the Lexus Cup Factors title and participant of the 12 months.

It capped a memorable seven months for Mack, who obtained sponsor exemptions to 2 PGA Tour occasions on the West Coast Swing, after which made the reduce in his final two PGA Tour begins on the Rocket Mortgage Traditional and John Deere Traditional.

Patrick Newcombe had a 69 to complete second. Tim O’Neal (70) and Aaron Beverly (71) have been one other shot again and tied for third.

Mack completed the 36-hole occasion at 15-under 129.

Successful the Lexus Cup features a full scholarship into the Korn Ferry Tour qualifying event subsequent month in Florida. Mack additionally will get using a Lexus for one 12 months.

Mack additionally performed in two Korn Ferry Tour occasions this 12 months, making the reduce in considered one of them.

“I have been in a position to play higher with the alternatives that got here alongside,” he stated. “Realizing I can play on the market (on the PGA Tour) positively helps my confidence.”

The Tour Championship was the eleventh occasion of the 2021 season on the Advocates Skilled Golf Affiliation. TPC Sugarloaf is the sixth TPC property that has hosted APGA Tour occasions this 12 months in a partnership with the PGA Tour.

The APGA was established in 2008 with the mission to deliver larger variety to the sport of golf.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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