BOGOTA, Colombia — Former LSU golfer Ben Taylor cruised to his first professional victory, winning the Web.com Tour's Club Colombia Championship by six strokes over four golfers, including ex-LSU All-American Sam Burns.
Taylor, a 25-year old native of London, entered the final round with a three-stroke lead and despite a bogey on the first hole was never caught. He birdied 4, 6, 7 and 8 to pull away, eventually shooting a 3-under par 68 to finish at 15-under for the tournament.
Before Sunday, Taylor's biggest claim to golfing fame may have been making the clinching putt in LSU's national championship match with Southern California to win the 2015 NCAA title.
Burns, the 2017 collegiate player of the year as a sophomore, also shot a 68 to move up 10 spots in the final round and into a tie for second, his highest career Web.com finish.