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Web.com Tour puts on a golf show in Overland Park

Jimmy Gunn of Meza, Ariz., hit the ball off tee as fans watched last Thursday during the Digital Ally Open on the Web.com Tour at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park.
Jimmy Gunn of Meza, Ariz., hit the ball off tee as fans watched last Thursday during the Digital Ally Open on the Web.com Tour at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park. jledford@kcstar.com

Wesley Bryan won the Web.com Tour’s Digital Ally Open on Sunday at the Nicklaus Golf Course at Lionsgate in Overland Park, carding a 4-under 67 for an overall score of 20-under 264. Bryan beat JT Poston and Grayson Murray in a three-player playoff.

It was his third victory this season on the Web.com Tour, giving him an automatic and immediate promotion to the PGA Tour. He is just the 11th player to do that.

“It was just amazing to think that I won another golf tournament. I mean, one is just crazy and two is even crazier, “ Bryan said. “That was not even in the realm of what I thought could be accomplished.”

The latest victory was anything but easy.

Bryan vaulted into the lead in the third round Saturday, shooting a 6-under 65. At 16-under for the tournament, he was grouped with Poston and Murray in the lead group Sunday, who both sat at 15-under.

After 18 holes on Sunday, Bryan, Poston and Murray ended up tied.

Bryan followed a perfect drive with a chip shot that landed about 5 feet from the 18th hole, where the playoff started. All three calmly sank their birdie putts, moving the playoff to a second hole.

That’s when Bryan made the “best shot of his life.”

On the par-3 17th hole, he sent the ball about 3 feet past the pin.

Bryan’s next shot was a shoo-in putt.

He flipped off his hat in relief and looked to the sky. His life had taken a significant turn for the better.

“It’s just something that I wouldn’t have thought possible, “ Bryan said.

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