It was an emotional win for Andrew Loupe in the Web.com Tour Finals' Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship on Sept. 27 at Ohio State's Scarlet Course.

It was an emotional win for Andrew Loupe in the Web.com Tour Finals' Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship on Sept. 27 at Ohio State's Scarlet Course.

Loupe, 26, concluded the four-round tournament with a 1-under-par 70 for a two-stroke victory to secure a PGA Tour card. The Baton Rouge, La., native and former Louisiana State University standout finished the event with a 5-under 279.

Loupe earned $180,000 to rise from 30th to third in the series money standings with $190,642 with one event remaining.

Loupe not only called earning the coveted PGA Tour card a highlight of the weekend, but also recognized his father, Jack, who celebrated his birthday Sept. 27 and is battling cancer.

Loupe said his father was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in his liver six years ago and was given only a 3 percent chance to survive more than six months.

"I'm sure he was watching on TV," Loupe said. "He's such a cool dude. He's so genuine, loyal and kind-hearted. He's a caretaker. He introduced me to the game. He's a man. He's a great dude and I'm so glad he was able to see this."

Third-round leader Roberto Castro, Tom Hoge and Bronson Burgoon tied for second at 281. In the final round, Castro carded a 75, Hoge had a 69 and Burgoon shot 70. They also secured PGA Tour cards.

"I minimized mistakes," said Loupe, whose win also earned him an automatic exemption to the 2016 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. "I thought I did a really good job of that all week. That was key. I had three bogeys today, but that's so easy to do out here. My ball-striking has been coming around the last couple of months. I've been chipping away at it and it showed this week. I didn't make any doubles (bogeys) and that's really good out here (at Scarlet)."

The tournament raised more than $1 million in support of the pediatric cancer program at Nationwide Children's Hospital.