Zalatoris wins at TPC Colorado for first Korn Ferry title

BERTHOUD, Colo. (AP) — Will Zalatoris won the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes on Saturday for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory.

Zalatoris closed with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chase Johnson. The 23-year-old former Wake Forest star earned $108,000 and jumped from fourth to first in the points race for 25 PGA Tour cards.

”It’s been probably four years since I’ve won a golf tournament,” Zalatoris said. ”It still hasn’t sunk in. That’s the part that’s kind of crazy.”

Zalatoris finished at 15-under 273 for his fourth straight top-10 finish and sixth in nine starts this season. The 2004 U.S. Junior champion birdied the par-3 16th and parred the final two holes to help off Johnson.

”These past 2 1/2 years working with Josh Gregory and Troy Denton and just sticking to the process,” Zalatoris said. ”I’s nice to see it finally pay off. This is my first win as a professional on any level so, it’s pretty nice.”

Johnson finished with a 63.

Erik Barnes (70), Stephan Jaeger (66), Taylor Pendrith (70) and Callum Tarren (69) tied for third at 13 under.

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