DEC 2018

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NCGA ALUMNI S acramento native Cameron Champ doesn't have to stress over his PGA Tour status anymore. On Oct. 28, Champ, who finished third in the 2017 NCGA Player of the Year standings, claimed the Sanderson Farms Championship in just his second start as a tour member. The 23-year-old birdied five of his final six holes for a four-shot win. His four-day total of 23-under 267 was the lowest score in the five editions of the Sanderson Farms at the Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi. The victory guarantees Champ an exemption that will last nearly three years, through the end of the 2020-21 season. He also earns spots in THE PLAYERS Championship, the Sentry Tournament of Champions, PGA Championship and the tour's invitational events. Not surprisingly, Champ's trademark driving distance was huge. He finished first in driving distance, averaging 308 yards on all holes and 334 yards on the measured holes. BIRDIE BINGE AP

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