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J.T. Poston claims first PGA Tour victory at Wyndham Championship

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

J. T. Poston is congratulated by friends and family as he comes off the 18th green during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Chris Seward / Associated Press)
J. T. Poston is congratulated by friends and family as he comes off the 18th green during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Chris Seward / Associated Press)
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – J.T. Poston won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, shooting an 8-under 62 for a one-stroke victory.

Poston tied Henrik Stenson’s 2-year-old tournament record at 22-under 258. He became the first player since Lee Trevino in 1974 to win a 72-hole stroke-play event on tour without any bogeys or worse.

The native North Carolinian began his round three strokes back, took the lead for good with a birdie on the par-5 15th hole, then finished with three straight pars to earn $1,116,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points at the regular-season finale.

Webb Simpson was at 21 under after a 65. Byeong Hun An, who held or shared the lead after each of the first three rounds, three-putted the 18th for a bogey and a 67 to finish two shots back. Trying to force a playoff with a birdie, he nearly holed a 60-footer but had it run well past.

Poston, a former Western Carolina golfer playing a 100-mile drive from his hometown of Hickory, became the third player in 11 years with strong local ties to win at Sedgefield Country Club. He joined 2008 winner Carl Petterson – a Swede who grew up in Greensboro – and 2011 champion Webb Simpson, a Raleigh native who played college golf at Wake Forest.

Clarkston’s Joel Dahmen finished at 8-under after a final-round 67. Spokane’ Alex Prugh made the cut but did not finish.

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