Lee Trevino came away with the San Antonio Texas Open & Vardon Trophy in one fell swoop
Published: September 21st, 2016 – It was on this day that Mexican-Amercian Lee Trevino won the San Antonio Texas Open and led him to winning the prestigious Vardon Trophy for the fifth time in his career. Trevino rolled in a 25 foot putt on the 18th hole in the final round shooting 5 under par, 65 and -15 under par for the tournament. This gave him a one stroke victory over Terry Diehl in the $250,000 even purse.
“I’ve hit the ball a lot today like I’ve been hitting it” Trevino said, “but the 18-foot birdie on number 18 with a seven iron clinched the score.” He was awarded the Vardon trophy, given annually for the lowest stroke average of the year on the PGA Tour, with an unofficial 69.73 stroke average. That was the lowest average to win the Vardon Trophy since Sam Snead took it with 69.86 in 1955. The victory was Trevino’s first win at this particular event and his third in his home state of Texas.