Richy Werenski has holed a flop shot from the 16th fairway for a five-point eagle and birdied the last hole to claim a maiden win on the PGA Tour.
Werenski scored 13 points in the final round of the Barracuda Championship – the lone modified stableford scoring event on the Tour – to finish on 39 points and one clear of overnight leader Troy Merritt.
The win at Tahoe Mountain Club's Old Greenwood Course – the first-time venue – was bittersweet for the 28-year-old Werenski, who lost a playoff three years when the tournament was played at the Montreux Golf and Country Club.
The win earned Werenski – who started the final round seven points off the lead – a spot in this week's US PGA Championship in San Francisco.
“I feel like I've been playing well for the last couple months but to get a win, that's huge.” – Richy Werenski
"I feel like I've been playing well for the last couple months but to get a win, that's huge," Werenski said.
"I've got a couple seconds and everything, so this just helps my confidence a lot.
"Now I know I'm good enough."
Merritt failed to convert the 54-hole lead into a victory for the second-straight year at the stableford event but he will still join Werenski in the field at TPC Harding Park for the year's first major – while both also received spots in the US Open in September at Winged Foot.
Matthias Schwab and Fabian Gomez tied for third with 37 points.
Cameron Percy (T25) and Cameron Davis (T32) were the best of the Australians, registering 25 points and 23 points respectively.