Howland Captures FUTURES Tour Event

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Duramed Futures TourLAFAYETTE, La. -- Janell Howland closed with a 4-under 68 Sunday to close out a wire-to-wire victory at the Duramed Futures Tour's Louisiana Pelican Classic.
 
Howland completed her first tour win at The Wetlands at 11-under-par 205.
 
Mollie Fankhauser fired a 6-under 66 in the final round to take second place at minus-10. Seo-Jae Lee shot 68 to end alone in third at 9-under-par 207.
 
Jenny Gleason, who shared the second-round lead with Howland, managed just a 1-under 71 to slip into a share of fourth at minus-8. She was joined there by Liz Janangelo.
 
Howland, who collected $10,500 for the win, traded a bogey for a birdie from the fourth to go with seven pars on the front nine. Around the turn, she dropped in back-to-back birdies from the 11th to move to 9 under.
 
The 29-year-old dropped a shot on the 13th, but closed with three birdies over the final four holes to secure her first tour victory.
 
Allison Fouch and Ha-Na Chae shared sixth place at 7-under-par 209.
 
Kim Welch fired a course-record, 7-under 65 Sunday to jump from a share of 47th into a tie for eighth at 6-under-par 210. She finished alongside Kim Brozer, Jane Park, Lynn Valentine and Jessica Shepley.