22-year-old Ben Kohles fired a 9-under-par 62 in the final round of the Cox Classic to win for the second straight week. Kohles came from two strokes off the pace at Champions Run and finished at 24-under par to win by three over South Africa’s Dawie van der Walt, who settled for an 11-under 60 when he missed a short birdie putt on the final hole.
Kohles is in unchartered territory in becoming the first player in Tour history to make his first two professional starts victories, pretty impressive for a guy who didn’t even try out for his high school golf team as a freshman.
“I don’t think that part has sunk in yet,” said Kohles, who will try to make it 3-for-3 at next week’s Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, MO. “It’s pretty life altering.”
The top Nebraskan finisher was Ralston’s Scott Gutchewski, -14 and tied for 23rd. John Hurley of O’Neill finished 11 under.
Portions of this story courtesy of PGA.com.