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California Golf +Travel Digital #2 2017

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K evin Chappell can add another accolade to his impressive resume — he's now a PGA Tour winner. The 2008 NCA A individual champion from UCL A and Web.com Tour winner finally broke through after 180 PGA Tour starts and claimed victory at the 2017 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio in April. Chappell made an eight-foot birdie putt on the par-5, 18 th hole to avoid a playoff with Brooks Koepka. The 30-year old Chappell let out a gut-busting celebratory scream after finally reach- ing the winner's circle after multiple near-misses. Chappell, a former UCL A captain from Fresno, who also led the Bruins to the men's team cham- pionship in 2008, was understandably relieved to end his storyline of six second-place Tour finish- es. "I'm glad it's behind me," Chappell said during an exclusive interview with California Golf & Travel when we spoke with Chappell the week before CHAPPELL CLOSES THE DEAL PHOTO: MICHAEL WEINSTEIN FORMER UCLA STANDOUT GETS HIS FIRST PGA TOUR WIN By Jim Dover 4 DIGITAL EDITION / Q & A K E V I N C H A P P E L L /

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