WICHITA, Kan. — Aaron Wise completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Air Capital Classic to lock up a PGA Tour card with his first Web.com Tour title.
The 20-year-old Wise closed with a 2-under-par 68 in 100-degree heat at Crestview for a 21-under 259 total and a five-stroke victory over Monday qualifier Beau Hossler.
The 2016 NCAA individual champion for Oregon, Wise earned $112,500 with Sunday’s win to jump from 35th to sixth on the money list with $171,072. The top 25 at the end of the regular season will earn PGA Tour cards.
“It’s just a really cool feeling,” Wise said. “I played great all week so none of that surprises me, but it’s great to be in that position.”
He missed the cuts in his previous two starts.
“I made that change in my swing and I was obviously going to go through some rough patches,” Wise said. “It’s funny how things all come together. My short game was super sharp today. And it was good enough to carry me through it.”
At 20 years, 11 months, 28 days, Wise is the fourth-youngest winner in tour history. Jason Day set the record of 19 years, 7 months, 26 days in 2007.
Henderson wins Meijer Classic: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Brooke Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour title, holding off Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson by two strokes. The 19-year-old Henderson closed with a 66 on the Blythefield layout that was reduced to a par of 69 — the fifth hole was played as a par 3 instead of a par 5 — for the final two rounds because of flooding.
First-time Symetra winner: FORSYTH, Ill. — Thailand’s Chorphaka Jaengkit won the Decatur-Forsyth Classic for her first Symetra Tour title. Jaengkit, a 24-year-old former Grand Canyon University player in her sixth career tour event earned $19,500 to jump from 131st to 16th on the money list with $20,276. The final top 10 will earn LPGA Tour cards.