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Sam Ryder wraps up PGA Tour card with Web.com win in Pinnacle Bank Championship | KRVN Radio

Sam Ryder wraps up PGA Tour card with Web.com win in Pinnacle Bank Championship

Sam Ryder wraps up PGA Tour card with Web.com win in Pinnacle Bank Championship

ELKHORN, Neb. (AP) _ Sam Ryder completed a blowout victory Sunday in the Web.com Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship to wrap up a PGA Tour card for next season.

Seven strokes ahead after shooting a course-record 9-under 62 in the third round, Ryder closed with a 4-under 67 for an eight-stroke victory over four players. The 27-year-old former Stetson player finished at 21-under 263 at The Club at Indian Creek in the first-year event.

“When you have a seven-shot lead heading into the final round, you’re always going to want a bigger lead,” Ryder said. “It’s just a different kind of pressure, because you kind of have the tournament in your back pocket already. You feel like if you lose it, then you really lose it. I was just proud of myself for getting out here and playing solid.”

Ryder earned $108,000 for his first Web.com Tour title to jump from 17th to second on the money list with $255,124. The top 25 after the final five regular-season events will earn PGA Tour cards.

“This is the beginning of the journey for me,” Ryder said. “Now my goals are set for the PGA Tour. There’s a big difference between second and first on the money list. My goal is to finish the season No. 1 and I’m in a good positon to do that now.”

Andrew Landry (66), Scott Harrington (64), Michael Johnson (67) and local favorite Scott Gutschewski (68) tied for second. Landry took the money lead with $276,118.

Christian Brand (64) was sixth at 12 under.

Ryder is the sixth player in tour history to win by eight shots or more.

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