Kamaiu Johnson won his first Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour of the season on Tuesday in Las Vegas.

Johnson shot 68-70 in the 36-hole tournament to finish at 4 under at TPC Las Vegas to edge Nyasha Mauchaza by a shot. Johnson’s final birdie on Tuesday came on the 14th hole and he parred out from there, including a clutch eight-footer on the final hole to avoid a playoff. It was enough to claim the title and the $7,500 first-place check.

Tommy Schaff was third at at 2 under. Rovonta Young, who won the previous APGA event at the World Golf Village King & Bear Course in St. Augustine, Florida, finished tied with Marcus Manley for fourth at 1 under. Willie Mack III, Landon Lyons and Marcus Byrd tied for sixth at even par.

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Johnson has competed in two PGA Tour events this season—the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Honda Classic—on sponsor exemptions. He won the APGA Tour Championship last season.

“The whole experience of playing at the PGA Tour level has been a great process,” said Johnson. “I went back to all those events and relied on what I learned. It all has made me believe in myself and it helped me today.”

Upcoming APGA tournaments

April 18-20 – APGA Tour Scottsdale, TPC Scottsdale

May 23-25 – APGA Tour Louisville, Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky

May 31-June 2 – APGA Tour New Orleans, TPC Louisiana, New Orleans

July 18-20 – APGA Tour Deere Run, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois

Aug. 8-10 – APGA Tour Championship, TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia

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