Riley Claims Victory at Charles Schwab Challenge

Davis Riley put together a solid final round and wasn’t challenged as he won the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge on Sunday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Riley had a four-shot lead to start the day and, in spite of shooting an even-par 70, he wrapped up his second PGA Tour win with a five-shot win over the field at 14-under.

This was the 27-year-old Mississippi native’s first solo PGA Tour win. He won last year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans with Nick Hardy. He’s also won two Korn Ferry Tour events.

But this was the biggest win of his career and he did it playing alongside the game’s best player, Scottie Scheffler.

Riley fired rounds of 66, 64 and 66 in the first three rounds to build a four-shot lead going into Sunday. He was up-and-down, making four birdies and four bogeys to take the win.

Scheffler, who is from nearby Dallas, fired a bogey-free 7-under 63 on Saturday to finish four shots back of Davis, who held both the 36-hole and 54-hole lead.

Scheffler need a big day but he didn’t get it. In fact, he went backwards on the difficult Colonial layout, finishing 1-over 71 and 9-under for the event.

Riley was used to playing with Scheffler. The pair locked horns in their junior golf days, as Davis lost to Scheffler in the championship match of the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur.

Scheffler ended up in a second-place tie with Keegan Bradley, who shot a final-round 67.

Sunday’s final round was the day after the PGA Tour announced that Grayson Murray died on Saturday at 30. He played in the Charles Schwab but withdrew on Friday due to what tournament officials said was an illness.

On Sunday, his family released a statement and revealed that the two-time PGA Tour winner committed suicide.

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