June 9, 2016
Atop the leaderboard at two over entering the final round of play, Cooke birdied five holes to shoot 67 in the final round on The Old White TPC and claim the title by eight strokes. He finished with a score of 72-68-76-67=283 and was the only player to finish the tournament under par at three under.
A native of Vienna, West Virginia, Cooke found himself tied for second after carding a 72 to finish even par on The Greenbrier course through the first 18 holes. He fired a 68 for two under par in the second round on The OId White TPC, taking a one-stroke lead and easily making the cut. Cooke struggled through 18 windy holes on The Greenbrier Course Wednesday, shooting two over par with a 76 but increasing his lead to two strokes entering the final round of play.
Cooke will return to The Greenbrier for the 2016 Greenbrier Classic on July 7-10.
“I’m extremely proud of Alan and excited for him because I know that, being a native West Virginian, he’s always dreamed of winning this tournament,” said WVU head coach Sean Covich. “I told him earlier this spring he was going to have a big summer so it’s great to see him get this win. “I expect a lot of Old Gold and Blue to be walking in the gallery at The Greenbrier Classic next month!”