It took Beau Hossler awhile to make his professional debut, but it did not take him long to win his first professional tournament.
Hossler, 21, won a 36-hole event on the Adams Pro Tour by three strokes in Spring, Texas, on Friday. It was his third start since turning professional in July after forgoing his senior season at Texas.
In June, Hossler, an All-American, injured his shoulder in the NCAA Championship and was forced to miss the team’s championship match with Oregon. Surgery followed, though he turned professional anyway.
He made his professional debut in the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational in November and tied for eighth. Scott McCarron, a PGA Tour Champions player, won the event.
Hossler posted rounds of 67-66 on the Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club and earned $5,200. He played one prior Adams Pro Tour event, on Tuesday, a one-round affair in which he shot 72, tied for 22nd and earned $331.25.
Though he has no status on the PGA Tour or web.com Tour, he does have sponsor exemptions lined up, the first of them the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January, his first PGA Tour event as a professional.
Hossler was No. 2 in the World Amateur Rankings at the time of his surgery.