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IU alumnus Chase Wright wins Tour event

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After losing in a playoff to qualify for the U.S. Open, IU alumnus Chase Wright bounced right back in his next Tour event.

On Sunday, the Muncie, Indiana, native won a playoff to win the Rust-Oleum Championship.

After finishing the event tied for first at a 17-under par, 271, Wright birdied the second playoff hole to defeat Alex Prugh and win his first event on the tour in his 83rd start. 

The win for Wright comes just a year after he lost his spot on the Tour. He then played on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada. During that time, he collected six top-25 finishes and won the ATB Financial Classic, earning his spot on the Tour back by finishing eighth on the Mackenzie Tour and finishing T-42 at the qualifying tournament.

With the win, Wright moves up to number five on the Tour’s money list and is expected to qualify for the PGA Tour later this year. The top 25 on the Tour money list automatically get promoted to the PGA Tour.

Wright is set to become one of few Hoosiers to play on the PGA Tour, with the most recent being Jeff Overton, who has battled injuries in recent years after being named to the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup in 2010.

Auston Matricardi

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