Kohles wins Cox Classic for 2nd straight victory

Former Virginia All-American Ben Kohles

Former Virginia All-American Ben Kohles

OMAHA, Neb. — Ben Kohles won his second straight Web.com Tour title since turning professional, closing with a 8-under 62 on Sunday for a three-stroke victory in the Cox Classic.

The 22-year-old former University of Virginia player won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational last week in a playoff in Columbus, Ohio, in his first professional start. He was the first player to win a Web.com title in his pro debut, and is the first to win in his first two tour starts.

Kohles also wrapped up a 2013 PGA Tour card from the Web.com money list, and moved within a victory of an immediate PGA Tour promotion. He earned $117,000 to move into second place on the money list with $261,000, more than enough to finish in the final top 25 and earn a PGA Tour card.

Kohles finished at 24-under 260 at Champions Run.

Dawie van der Walt had a 60 to finish second.

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