CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Tyler Gulliksen admitted on Sunday afternoon that playing with a big lead is not easy. He entered the final round of the 83rd Kenridge Invitational with a seven stroke lead and claimed the title 18 holes later.
Gulliksen held off Davis Lamb, a junior at Notre Dame, to claim the championship, leading wire-to-wire. Lamb finished seven-under par for the tournament, after shooting three under on Sunday, for second place.
Gulliksen set the course record on Saturday with a 63. On Sunday, the Naval officer shot his worst performance of the three day tournament, shooting an even-par 70 to clinch the win.
"I never thought, four or five years ago after playing here, that I would ever win the Kenridge," Gulliksen said. "I've just gotten better. My coach always tells me its a one percent every day and if you try to get one percent better at every thing that you do and I think that's kind of happened over the last four or five years of working really hard. It was a special day. It was fun."