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Bryan breaks through with win in Louisiana

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BROUSSARD, La. - Wesley Bryan won the Chitimacha Louisiana Open on Sunday for his first Tour title, closing with a 3-under 68 for a one-stroke victory.

The 25-year-old former South Carolina player made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-4 17th and closed with a par in cool, windy conditions at Le Triomphe. He finished at 14-under 270 and earned $99,000.

''On a day like today you have to stay super patient. You know it's going to gust and you have to be disciplined enough to back off.''

Bryan was making his third tour start after earning a card in December at Q-school.

''Coming into the season, I felt like I was really in good form,'' Bryan said. ''I felt like I was playing really well. I felt really good coming down here.''

The top 25 on the money list at the end of the regular season will earn PGA Tour cards.

''My wife and I have been praying for a win for a long time on any level and for the top 25 on the money list every night before we go to bed,'' Bryan said. ''This makes it a lot easier. The ultimate goal is the PGA Tour.''

Argentina's Julian Etulain was second after a 70. He missed a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole.

''I worked hard to try and win,'' Etulain said. ''It's a good start and good to get momentum for the rest of the year.''

Martin Flores (70), Jonathan Byrd (71), Ryan Brehm (71) and Joel Dahmen (71) tied for third at 11 under.

Greg Chalmers had a one-stroke lead with seven holes to play, but had two bogeys and double bogey to drop back. The Australian finished with a 73 to tie for seventh at 10 under.