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FrenchConnect wins GolfNow Championship

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Thanks to a final-round 54, FrenchConnect took home the title at the GolfNow Championship, the first major of the 2014 season on the WGT Virtual Tour.

With a two-round, stroke-play total of 109 at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, the four-year WGT veteran won the Tour Legend division by a single shot, outlasting five other competitors: Mannyankees, fmagnets, jmoney2224, CptWomp and xXxjasonxXx, who each shot a 110.

Nearly 100,000 virtual golfers tried their hand at the course that hosted the 2012 PGA Championship, with the top 70 participants splitting a 400,000 WGT credit purse. Other tier winners included LyonWoulds (108 stroke total, Legend tier), shagadelic (118, Tour Master), DCooke11 (121, Master), happypappy405 (117, Tour Pro), and MacRav (116, Pro).

As the calendar now flips to April, play is open for the month-long Glenmorangie Cup. In this event, players will battle a collection of some of golf's most historic holes - from the 18th at St. Andrews to the closing hole at Bethpage Black - in a 36-hole, stroke-play competition. Players have an unlimited number of attempts until April 25 to card their lowest opening-round score, but will only get one shot from April 26-30 to record a second-round total.

The top 70 players (Pro tier and above) will split a tournament purse of 200,000 WGT credits.

Click here for more information on the WGT Virtual Tour, or to take your shot at the Glenmorangie Cup!