Published: Aug 22, 2011 6:58 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 23, 2011 6:30 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A former Wake Forest player claimed his first PGA Tour victory by holding off a late-charging, ex-Florida State standout.

Not far behind was a former North Carolina State player.

They helped turn the Wyndham Championship into a de facto Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Webb Simpson won his first Tour title Sunday, shooting a 3-under 67 for a three-stroke victory.

The 26-year-old Raleigh native finished at 18-under 262 and collected $936,000 in the tournament about a 30-mile drive from the Wake Forest campus where just a few years ago he was a college star.