LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Tripp Isenhour moved within a victory
of an automatic promotion to the PGA Tour on Sunday, winning the
inaugural Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship for his second
title of the season.
The 37-year-old Isenhour, also the winner of the season-opening
Movistar Panama Championship, closed with a 4-under 68 to finish at
9-under 279 on The Course at Wente Vineyards. Paul Sheehan (71)
finished second, three strokes back.
"I saw some light at the end of the tunnel but I didn't think
it would come like this," Isenhour said. "It's amazing for it all
to come this quickly. I'm in shock and awe. It's nice to have
enough money at this point that I can play very aggressively from
here on out and try to win another one."
Isenhour earned $108,000 to take the money lead with $218,221,
which should be enough to keep him in the top 20 through the end of
the year. The final top 20 players on the money list will earn 2007
PGA Tour cards.