2011 Spirit Player and Champion Kelly Kraft won the Web.com Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open on Sunday, his first victory in a PGA-Tour sanctioned competition.
Kraft closed with a 6-under par 65 at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club, making birdies on 3 of his last 4 holes to finish at 14-under par: 270.
Kraft missed a 6-fo0t birdie putt on the final hole, a putt that he thought, at the time, would only get him into a playoff. Instead, the leaders (D.H. Lee and Rhein Gibson), fell short coming down the stretch.
“It’s been a while. It feels good to win again,” said Kraft, who was on the practice green when he found out that challengers had come up short. “The back nine is harder and everyone seems to back up. After nine holes I thought if I can post a number it may work out. Toward the end I was just trying to make birdies.”
This was Kraft/s first big win since the 2012 US Amateur.