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Aaron Wise – rookie wins maiden PGA event

Aaron Wise clinched his first PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson, putting the winning shot as the sun dipped down behind the trees.

The 21-year-old rookie pulled clear of Marc Leishman after a four-hour rain delay to start the final round at the new Trinity Forest course Sunday. From there it was a flat race to the finish before nightfall so he wouldn’t have to wait at least another 12 hours to celebrate.

Wise also shattered the Nelson record at 23 under, shooting a 6-under 65 to beat Leishman by three strokes as both became the first to finish the Nelson at 20 under or better. Leishman, who shared the third-round lead with Wise after leading the first two days, shot 68.

“It’s everything I’ve dreamed of,” said Wise, who won once each on the Web.com and Canadian tours. “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. I got a lot of short irons in my hand and was able to make a lot birdies.”

Meanwhile, Hometown star Jordan Spieth again couldn’t improve on his best Nelson finish from his first start as a 16-year-old amateur in 2010. The three-time major winner, and highest-ranked player in the field at No. 3, shot 67 to finish at 11 under. Spieth tied for 21st.





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