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Schauffele claims Greenbrier Classic for his first win

© GETTY/AFP | Xander Schauffele tees off the sixth hole during the final round of The Greenbrier Classic on July 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - 

Xander Schauffele fired a three-under 67 to win the Greenbrier Classic by one stroke and claim the first USPGA Tour victory of his career on Sunday.

Schauffele, who has been on a roll since contending at the 2017 US Open, finished with a 14-under par 266 total to edge fellow American Robert Streb by one shot after Streb managed a 69 in the fourth round.

"I am at a loss for words," Schauffele said. "This has changed my life. I need a little bit of time to take it all in."

The 23-year-old Schauffele finished strong, making birdie on two of his final three holes on The Old White course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Schauffele began and ended his final round with birdies. His approach on the par-four first landed close to the pin then spun backwards leaving him with an easy two foot putt to get to 12-under. He closed with a four foot putt on the par-three 18th.

Streb shot a one-under 69 and finished in solo second while American Jamie Lovemark, who shot a 69, and third round leader Sebastian Munoz of Colombia tied for third at 12-under 268, two shots back of Schauffele.

Munoz shot a disappointing two-over 72 as the 24-year-old rookie was trying to go wire-to-wire and also join Camilo Villegas as the only Colombians to win on the USPGA Tour.

His final round stumble did not come as a huge surprise as in its seven-year history, the Greenbrier Classic has never had a first, second or third round leader go on to win.

© 2017 AFP