Rookie Ernst wins Wells Fargo Championship - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Rookie Ernst wins Wells Fargo Championship

Final-Round Leaderboard

Derek Ernst 67-71-72-70—280 (-8)

David Lynn 71-68-71-70—280 (-8)

Phil Mickelson 68-67-73-73—281 (-7)

Derek Ernst defeated David Lynn with a par-4 on the first playoff hole (No. 18). This was the sixth playoff in tournament history and third consecutive (2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013). This was the fifth playoff on TOUR this season.

Ernst joins Jim Furyk (2003) as the only first-round leaders/co-leaders of this event who held on for the win. Ernst moves to No. 32 in the FedExCup standings with 528 points. He is the second rookie and the youngest player (22 years, 11 months, 19 days) to win on Tour this season ahead of Russell Henley (Sony Open in Hawaii at age 23 years, 9 months 1 day).

The was Ernst's first start in the Wells Fargo Championship. He got a spot in the field off the alternate list on Monday when Freddie Jacobson withdrew. With the win, Ernst plays his way into THE PLAYERS Championship.

Powered by Frankly