Ernst gets first PGA win

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CHARLOTTE, NC (TheSpread) – Derek Ernst shocked the golfing world on Sunday, as he won the Wells Fargo Championship in a competitive field.

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Ernst posted a 2-under 70 on Sunday while many of the other leaders struggled. His 70 was matched by David Lynn, as both finished at -8 for the tournament. In a playoff, Ernst managed to get past Lynn after multiple holes to claim his first PGA victory.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the rookie, Ernst, had 300/1 odds to win this event, which means a wager of $100 on him to win will pay out an additional $30,000.

Phil Mickelson shot a 1-over 73 on Sunday after being tied for the lead entering the final round. He finished in third at -7 overall. Nick Watney also had the lead entering Sunday, but shot a 76 on Sunday to drop to a tie for 10th place at -4.

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2013 PGA Wells Fargo Championship Top 5 Results

1 Derek Ernst -8 (280)*

2 David Lynn -8 *280)

3 Phil Mickelson -7 (281)

T4 Robert Karlsson -6 (282)

T4 Lee Westwood -6 (282)

*Won in a playoff

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