Cappelen wins in first pro start on Tour

Sebastian Cappelen won the Tour's Air Capital Classic on June 22.
Sebastian Cappelen won the Tour's Air Capital Classic on June 22. ( Arkansas Athletics )

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Well, that's not a bad start to a professional career.

In his first start as a pro, Sebastian Cappelen, a recent Arkansas graduate, won the Tour’s Air Capital Classic by a single shot over Matt Weibring on Sunday in Wichita, Kan.

Cappelen, 24, shot a final-round, 4-under 66 for a 72-hole total of 18-under 262 at Crestview Country Club.

The native of Denmark made closing birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 after Weibring, in the penultimate pairing, finished with birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 for a bogey-free, 6-under 64.

With his victory, Cappelen becomes the first Monday qualifier to win on the Tour since Ted Potter Jr., at the South Georgia Classic in 2011. He also becomes the 14th player to win in their first start on Tour with the last being Ben Kohles at the 2012’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.

Ollie Schniederjans, a rising senior at Georgia Tech, shot a 3-under 67 on Sunday to finish T-5 at 13 under. He made a hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth during the final round. According to the Tour’s Twitter, he used a 6-iron from 197 yards.

Other notables: Andres Gonzales, Sam Saunders and Blaybe Barber all finished tied for 10th at 12-under 268. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.