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Marcus Byrd sets APGA record with fourth win this season, takes title at Valhalla

It’s been quite a year for Marcus Byrd on the APGA Tour. Record-setting, in fact.

On Tuesday, Byrd took home the trophy for the fourth time this year, the most in the fledgling tour’s history, as he shot a 4-under 67 to win APGA at Valhalla Golf Club.

Byrd, 26, topped Ryan Ellerbrock, who was making his APGA Tour debut, by three strokes to secure the victory. Quinn Riley and Rovonta Young finished four shots off the pace in a tie for third.

“The last six months have been incredible, but it’s been non-stop. I feel like I’ve gotten these opportunities and haven’t performed the way I wanted,” Byrd said, in reference to a few PGA Tour appearances that haven’t led to much success. “I took some time off after the John Deere Classic and it’s really helped with this win today. My goals now are Korn Ferry Tour Q-School in the fall and to win the APGA Tour Lexus Cup Point Standings.”

Marcus Byrd. Photo: Courtesy APGA Tour.

The four victories in a season eclipse the previous mark of three held by both Willie Mack III and Tim O’Neal. Mack is now on the Korn Ferry Tour full-time and O’Neal has full status on the PGA Tour Champions.

Next up is the APGA Two-Man Classic at TPC Louisiana in New Orleans, starting on July 30, followed by the APGA Ascension Classic in St. Louis follows on August 8-10 at Glen Echo Country Club.

The regular season then concludes with the Mastercard APGA Tour Championship at TPC Sugarloaf from August 13-15.

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