Texas A&M’s Cameron Champ earns first PGA Tour victory

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JACKSON, Miss. - Former Texas A&M All-American golfer Cameron Champ earned his first career PGA Tour victory, in only his ninth career start, shooting 21-under par to win the Sanderson Farms Championship by four strokes.

Champ led the tournament from wire-to-wire, making birdies on five of his last six holes to win the championship by four strokes at the Country Club of Jackson. His final round contained plenty of drama, as eventual runner-up Corey Conners pulled even at the turn. Champ clinched the victory with a 158-yard shot from the rough on No. 18 that came within seven feet of the hole to set up a birdie putt. Champ had to change the head on his driver prior to the last round—his original drive head broke in warm ups for a player regarded as one of the longest hitters on Tour.

Champ was an All-American at Texas A&M in 2017, averaging 71.50 strokes per round, and a two-time All-Region selection. He becomes the seventh Aggie to win a North American PGA Tour event.