Smylie Kaufman watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Chuck Burton
May 03, 2015

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) Rookie Smylie Kaufman won the United Leasing Championship by five strokes Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title.

Kaufman, the 23-year-old former LSU player from Birmingham, Alabama, had two double bogeys on the back nine in a closing 1-over 73 to finish at 10-under 278 at Victoria National. He matched the course record with a 64 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.

Kaufman earned $108,000 to jump from 28th to fourth on the money list with $159,535. He was coming off consecutive fourth-place ties in the Louisiana Open and Mexico Championship after missing the cuts in his first three starts of the year.

Jonathan Randolph (69), Adam Long (73) and Ryan Spears (74) tied for second.

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