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Dawie van der Walt wins Web.com Tour event

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — South Africa’s Dawie van der Walt won the Price Cutter Charity Championship on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour victory of the season.
Van der Walt, a former Lamar University standout, closed with an even-par 72 at Highland Springs to finish at 23-under 265, two strokes ahead of tour rookie Smylie Kaufman.
“I feel very fortunate,” van der Walt said. “I didn’t think it was going to be enough. Everything was just a little bit off, but I’ll take it.”
He earned $121,500 to jump from 16th to third on the money list with $286,827, more than enough to wrap up a PGA Tour card for next season.
“My goal coming into this week was to secure my PGA Tour card,” he said. “I came to America to play college golf. Also, I wanted to play the PGA Tour.”
Van der Walt opened with rounds of 63, 65, 65 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.
Kaufman finished with a 70.
Martin Piller, also a two-time winner this year, had a 71 to tie for third at 20 under with Dicky Pride (65) and Brad Elder (68).

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