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Former PGA Tour teen sensation Ty Tryon won his first professional title Thursday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory in an NGA/Hooters Tour Winter Series event.
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Tryon, the youngest player ever to earn his PGA Tour card, finished at 18-under on The Legends Course. He earned $11,000 from the $66,300 purse.

Tryon was 17 in 2001 when he made it through all three stages of the PGA Tour qualifying school, ending his remarkable run with a bogey-free 66 in the final round. But his controversial decision to turn pro as a high school student failed to pay off, as he struggled on tour and lost his playing privileges.

 

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