Golf: Landry wins Texas Open by two shots for PGA Tour breakthough

Andrew Landry plays his shot from the seventh tee during the final round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on April 22, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.
Andrew Landry plays his shot from the seventh tee during the final round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on April 22, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Andrew Landry built a big lead and held on for his first PGA Tour victory, a two-stroke triumph at the Texas Open in San Antonio on Sunday(April 22).

Texas-born Landry, who lives in nearby Austin, birdied the first three holes after starting the day tied for the lead with fellow American Zach Johnson.

In his 32nd start on tour, Landry parred the final seven holes to finish at 17-under 271 at TPC San Antonio while Trey Mullinax and Sean O'Hair tied for second on 15 under.

Mullinax's hopes diminished when he chunked a pitch shot at the 17th hole, failing to clear a bunker between his ball and the hole.

The resulting bogey gave Landry the gift of a two-shot lead heading to the par-five 18th.