Kramer Hickok completed a wire-to-wire victory at the DAP Championship on the Web.com Tour on Sunday, beating Hunter Mahan and Matt Jones by three strokes.
Having already secured his PGA Tour card for next season through the Web.com Tour’s regular-season money list, Kramer is playing to improve his status.
After leading each of the previous three rounds, Hickok closed out his victory with a 2-under 68, finishing on 14-under 266. With this win, Kramer became the first player to go wire-to-wire in 2018 on the Web.com Tour.
Hickok’s victory pushed his season total to $373,635, which is enough to jump from 23rd position to 2nd among the 25 regular-season qualifiers.
Not getting off to exactly the start he would have liked, Hickok bogeyed his opening two holes. However, he found his game in the middle of his round and birdied five holes in a seven-hole stretch.
“It was more of a roller coaster factor today. I had a rough start and rough finish (he bogeyed the par 5 16th). Despite some mistakes, I’m holding the trophy, so it ended well and I finally won a Web.com Tour event.”
“Wire-to-wire has been one of my goals,” Hickok said. “Not only to win but to face that pressure being on top of the leaderboard every single day and know that you can play to your best ability is one of the things that I wanted to come to in my practice and the mental work that I do. It’s been a long way coming.’
Congratulations to Kramer on his maiden victory on the Web.com Tour. Having dominated the MacKenzie Tour last season and now winning on the Web.com Tour, we can’t wait to see where next year takes you on the PGA Tour!