CARTAGENA, Colombia – Taking on winds of over 40 mph the entire weekend, former three-time Arkansas men’s golf All-American Andrew Landry picked up his first career Web.com Tour title by winning the Cartagena de Indias Karibana Championship by five strokes on Sunday.
An All-American and All-SEC selection each of his three years (2007-09) as a Razorback, Landry was near flawless in his sixth career start on the Web.com Tour, finishing with a three-under 69 in the final round to shoot 11-under par 277. His 69 was the low score of the final round while his four bogeys over the four days were by far the lowest in the field.
Landry collected $126,000 for the win vaulting him to No. 2 on the early Web.com Tour money list. His win marks the second straight year a former Razorback has won on the Web.com Tour, as Sebastian Cappelen won his first career event on the tour last year at the Air Capital Classic.
Gusting winds in excess of 40 mph halted play on Friday and Saturday and threatened play on Sunday. Groups were not repaired for the fourth round, which started with several groups on the course still needing to complete round three.
Landry finished an hour in front of the final groups and entered the clubhouse with a three-stroke lead before eventually winning by five. After entering the final round tied for the lead, Landry birdied No. 2, No. 3 and No. 8 to take the outright lead. After eight straight pars to start the back nine, Landry birdied the par 5 18th hole.
In 2014, Landry finished fifth on the Adams Pro Tour money list. He won the Bay Oaks Open last May on the Adams Pro Tour and has finished runner-up three more times in his last six events on the tour. Landry advanced to the Final Stage of Q-School on the strength of a seven-under 64 in the third round of the Second Stage also at Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Fla.