Andrew Landry: Picks up first career victory at Texas Open

However a bogey five at the 11th coupled with a charge from Trey Mullinax set up a nervy finish

However a bogey five at the 11th coupled with a charge from Trey Mullinax set up a nervy finish

Andrew Landry in the new Texas Open champion aftwr he won in San Antonio.

The 30-year-old began the day in a tie at the top with Zach Johnson, but quickly assumed the outright lead with birdies on each of his three opening holes.

Landry was able to notch his first career PGA Tour victory at the Valero Texas Open after closing with a four-under 68 on Sunday. He trailed Andrew Landry by one shot for much of the final round while racking up six birdies over his first 11 holes, but a pair of late miscues meant the former Alabama standout had to settle for a share of second place, two shots behind Landry.

On the 17th hole Mullinax sliced a shot, which fell short of the green and ended up in the bunker.

Mullinax left himself a nine-foot birdie putt while Landry needed to two-putt from 50 feet for the victory but rolled his first putt eight feet past the cup. "He circled four birdies at holes 2 (from 17'1"), 5, 14 and 17, cancelled by bogeys at 6 and 8, and a 1-putt double bogey-6 at 9.

Jimmy Walker, the 2016 Valero Texas Open victor and a local favorite, shot 5 under on Sunday and finished alone in fourth at 14 under.

"It's unbelievable. It's a lot of fun to be standing among the best players in the world on that leaderboard", Niemann said.

"We had the goal beginning this year to play in the Tour Championship, and this it's still my goal", Landry said. "Just try to keep it up and hope to play well for the next weeks". He played well in the second and third rounds as well, pairing with Shane Lowry of Ireland in the final group in the final round and eventually finishing tied for 15th. He earned his Tour card, in 2017, on the Web.com Tour, and lost a playoff to Jon Rahm in January, in the CareerBuilder Challenge.

The Tour moves to Avondale, La., next week for the Zurich Classic, a two-player team event, at the TPC Louisiana.

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