Hadley Outduels Hossler, Wins LECOM Health Challenge

The highest-profile duel of the weekend did not happen in West Virginia, Wisconsin, or even Northern Ireland.

That honor went to Clymer, New York, where former PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Chesson Hadley shot a final-round 64 to clip young gun Beau Hossler at the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Health Challenge.

 
The win ensures a PGA Tour card for Hadley, as he moved to 4th place on the Web.com Tour money list, with the top 25 receiving Tour cards for next season.


Bullets

  • A 7-under 65 led to a one-stroke victory for Chesson Hadley at the Web.com’s LECOM Health Challenge over the weekend. Hadley’s final round included six birdies and an eagle.
  • Hadley was the 2014 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, a season highlighted by a win at the Puerto Rico Open. After a solid 2015 season, Hadley struggled badly in 2016, missing 14 cuts in 27 events, earning just $503,993 and failing to keep his PGA Tour card.
  • Hadley, also a Web.com Tour runner up at last month’s Rex Hospital Open, propelled to #4 on the Web.com Tour money list, which basically ensures that he will have a PGA Tour card next season.
  • Beau Hossler shot a final round 64 to finish just one stroke back of Hadley. Hossler had six birdies on the back nine, including the last two holes. A par from Hadley on the par-5 18th hole wrapped up the one-stroke win.
  • Hossler, just 22 years-old was a star amateur at the University of Texas. He finished T29 as a 17-year-old amateur at the 2012 U.S. Open. Hossler has struggled in his rookie year on the PGA Tour, with only one top-40 in eight PGA Tour starts, but he now has two runner-ups in four Web.com starts.

  • Quotable

    “You want to be leading by 100 and just cruise on in. You look at the scoreboard and you see Beau is at 21 under. You can never take the foot off the pedal. That’s the thing out here.”
    -Chesson Hadley


Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer.



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