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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 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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