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Aaron Wise celebrates after winning for the first time on the PGA Tour



Dallas, Texas - Aaron Wise shattered the tournament scoring record

after a 6 under par 65 on Sunday to win the Byron Nelson at Coore

and Crenshaw's links style par 71 layout at Trinity Forest. Wise's 23

under par total bested Aussie Marc Leishman by three strokes in soft

conditions. A four-hour rain delay pushed back starting times, but also

allowed Wise to be more aggressive once play resumed. "I felt like when

it rained today, I was really going to tear the course up just because it

allowed me to hit driver, which is my strength," Wise said. "I got a lot

of short irons in my hand and was able to make a lot of birdies."

 

The 21 year old Wise, who has been successful at every level of his pro

career - having won on both the Mackenzie Tour and Web.com Tour, can

now enjoy the spoils ($1.386 million) of winning at the highest level. "I

did a great job of staying focused on the present today, that was a big

key for me winning."

 

Notables:

World No.3, and hometown star Jordan Spieth shot a final round 67 to

finish at 11 under par in a tie for 21st.

 

Adam Scott shot a final round 65 to tie for ninth, but needed a few spots

higher to keep from having to go through sectional qualifying for the U.S

Open. Scott hasn't missed a major championship in the last 17 years.

 

 

 

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