Savannah Golf Championship

Sam Burns is one step closer to earning his PGA TOUR card through the Tour.

The 21-year-old Burns carded a final-round, 7-under 65 to win the inaugural Savannah Golf Championship, his maiden victory on Tour.

“Anytime you can get a win on any professional Tour, much less the Tour, it’s always a nice feeling,” said Burns, who picked up a first-place prize worth $99,000.

Burns is in the driver’s seat to earn one of 25 TOUR cards awarded in Portland later this year.

The Tour rookie enjoys the surprise each round holds and doesn’t let one off day affect his entire week.

“Each day is a new day and each round is a new round,” said Burns, who made one eagle, 21 birdies and two bogeys in the last three rounds.

Burns became the seventh first-time winner on Tour this season, but he is the second former LSU golfer to receive a trophy.