Cauley wins Hotel Fitness Championship by 1

Bud Cauley won his first professional tournament on Sunday at the Web.com Tour's Hotel Fitness Championship.
Bud Cauley won his first professional tournament on Sunday at the Web.com Tour's Hotel Fitness Championship. ( Associated Press )

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bud Cauley shot a final-round 7-under 65 to claim the Web.com Tour’s Hotel Fitness Championship – the first of four tournaments of the Web.com Tour finals. This was Cauley’s first professional victory.

The former Alabama standout finished the 72-hole tournament at Sycamore Hills GC in Fort Wayne, Ind., at 20-under 268 with rounds of 66-70-67-65. Colt Knost, who was the 54-hole leader, finished one-back at 19 under.

With his one-shot victory, Cauley regains his PGA Tour card for the 2014-15 season as does Knost.

Other notables in the top 10:

  • David Lingmerth: 64, 14-under 274, T-4
  • Sam Saunders: 72, 14-under 274, T-4
  • Nick Taylor: 66, 12-under 276, T-9