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Casey Wittenberg earns 3-shot win at Web.com Tour’s Louisiana Open

Casey Wittenberg entered the final round at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open with a six-shot lead and did enough to hold on.

The 32-year-old fired a 2-under 69 on Sunday at Le Triomphe G&CC in Broussard, La., to post at 21 under, which meant a three-shot victory.

In four previous Web.com Tour starts in 2017, Wittenberg had placed T-44, 66th, T-66 and MC. This is Wittenberg’s third Web.com Tour win, but it’s his first since 2012.

Wittenberg earned his PGA Tour card in 2013 for his two-win 2012 on the Web.com circuit, but he has yet to make it back since. That will likely change, as he is now projected to jump from 87th to fifth on the circuit’s money list.

The top 25 finishers on that list at the end of the season earn PGA Tour cards. Wittenberg isn’t guaranteed anything, but his projected 2017 money tally of $104,111 puts him less than $50,000 short of the 25th-place finisher’s total in 2016 with several months to go.

Xinjun Zhang placed second for the week at 18 under thanks to a final-round 65. Aaron Wise, the reigning NCAA individual champion, closed in 64 to place solo third at 17 under. Robert Allenby came in at 14 under for a tie for fifth.