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Andrew Novak posts birdie-birdie finish to win on Korn Ferry Tour

Golfweek logo Golfweek 2/16/2020 Todd Kelly
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Andrew Novak birdied the 17th and 18th holes on Sunday to snag his first professional victory at the Korn Ferry Tour’s LECOM Suncoast Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

Novak started the final round at 17 under, tied with Jack Maguire, both a shot back of leader Peter Uihlein.

But Novak’s second 66 of the weekend was enough to hold off the final-round 64s posted by John Chin and Taylor Montgomery.

Novak had a 64 of his own in Friday’s second round but it was his birdie on the 215-yard, par-3 17th and 473-yard, par-4 18th on Sunday that clinched the victory, as he was able to catch and then pass Chin at the finish line.

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Uihlein shot a 74 on Sunday to finish T-20.

Novak finished at 22 under to earn his first professional win, one week after he finished T-9 at the Bogota Championship. Prior to that, he had missed the cut in two of the three KFT events this season.

The Korn Ferry Tour takes next week off before heading to Mexico for the El Bosque Mexico Championship.

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