Cody Gribble watches his drive on the ninth tee box during the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament in Jackson, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Rogelio V. Solis
October 30, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Cody Gribble won the Sanderson Farms Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 65 for a four-stroke victory.

The 26-year-old rookie started the day a stroke behind playing partners Chris Kirk and Luke List.

Gribble had two birdies on the front nine to stay in contention, then ran off birdies on Nos. 11, 13, 15, 16 and 17 to turn a tight tournament into a blowout. He finished at 20-under 268.

Gribble looked as if he might have trouble just making the cut at the Country Club of Jackson after an opening 73. He bounced back with a 63 in the second round to jump into contention.

Kirk and List each shot 70 to tie for second with England's Greg Owen (68).

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