Shelbyville's Brandon Brown shot a 7-under 65 Sunday to cruise to a six-shot victory in the Hooters Tour's Mississippi Gulf Coast Golf Classic in Pass Christian, Miss. Patrick Wilkes-Krier, who led Brown by a shot entering the final round, finished second.
It was the fourth win on the tour this season for Brown, an Eastern Kentucky alumnus. He also won the Kentucky Open earlier this month.
"This is the best week I've had all year," said Brown, who won $28,000. "My confidence level has been high since the first win of the season. But with the amount of competition out here, you don't ever dream of winning four times in a season.
"My putter has been good the past few months, but I putted great this week. The greens were in great shape, and I had good speed. I just tried to stay patient today, and it worked out."
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With the win, Brown matched Andrew Morse (1996) for the second most wins in a season. Chad Campbell won eight in 2000.
"Anytime you can have your name mentioned with guys like that, it's a good thing," said Brown, who reclaimed the money-standings lead and put himself in good position to win Player of the Year.
However, Brown refused to look that far ahead.
"I'm just focusing on the next tournament," Brown said. "Guys like Jeff Corr and Philip Pettitt have two wins, and there's three events left, so you never know what can happen. Hopefully, I can win it, but I'm just looking ahead to my next event right now."