CLYMER, N.Y. (AP) — Chesson Hadley shot a 7-under 65 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Beau Hossler in the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Health Challenge.
The winner of the PGA Tour’s 2014 Puerto Rico Open, the 30-year-old Hadley finished with a tournament-record 23-under 265 total on Peek’n Peak’s Upper Course. He earned $108,000 to jump from 22nd to fourth on the money list with $218,450, more than enough to wrap a return to the PGA Tour as a top-25 finisher.
“That was the goal this year,” said Hadley, who finished 159th last season in the PGA Tour’s FedExCup standings. “I know I had tour status, it’s not great tour status, but it’s still tour status, which is always a positive. I wanted to lock my card up and once I did that I was going to go chase some tour starts.”
Hadley has three Web.com Tour victories, also winning the Rex Hospital Open and Web.com Tour Championship in 2013. The former Georgia Tech player lost a playoff to Conrad Shindler this year in the Rex Hospital Open.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve won,” Hadley said. “Gosh, that’s almost three years, and I’ve went to…