PGA Tour Rookie Brendan Steele

SAN ANTONIO — PGA Tour rookie Brendan Steele shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday, overcoming relentless wind and fellow prospect Kevin Chappell to win the Texas Open.

The leader by one stroke heading into the final round, the 28-year-old Steele stayed steady throughout the day and pumped his fist before thrusting his arm downward and smiling to celebrate his first Tour victory.

He moved to 8 under after putting his tee shot within three feet on the par-3 No. 7, and finished the tournament with 12 straight pars. Chappell was tied for the lead through seven holes, but missed a 6-foot putt on 17 to slide back to 7 under.

Charley Hoffman (68) finished tied with Chappell for second, and Brandt Snedeker (71) was fourth.
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