American Nicholas Lindheim completed an almost perfect to win the Arturo Calle Colombian Avianca Classic presented by Sunday afternoon week.
His final 5-under par 67 round was his third consecutive bogey-free in a tournament in which over 72 holes only mistake I had as a double-bogey on hole 6 of the first round.
Lindheim, 29, finished the tenth tournament of the season on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica with a total of 19-under par 269 Their advantage was a blow to the Colombian compatriot Marcelo Rozo and Brad Hopfinger.
“I’m very, very happy and proud of the way I played on the closure. I had some opportunities in the past, but this time I could get the job “, the player who in recent months was in contention in several events Web.com Tour.
Starting the day two shots off the tip, in a tie for third place, Lindheim kept a steady pace throughout the day. His birdies on holes 1, 3 and 5 led to tie the tip to the middle of the day and two more birdies at 13 and 16 completed it to separate.
Among there were multiple contenders throughout the day, perhaps the strongest was Marcelo Rozo. The No. 1 Tour Order of Merit came to be 18-under with five holes to play, but a short birdie putt he missed on the 15th was key to her to stay in that number.
“For me (the key) was patience. With all doing such good scores, but you felt you were doing birdies were going over, so I always tried to be patient, “Lindheim said. “A lot can happen in a tournament of 72 holes and I did only a double-bogey on the week. That was decisive for my score. “
The victory Lindheim described as “the greatest” of his career was the culmination of several months of very good golf. In June he qualified for the US Open, where he missed the cut and finished tied for 56th place, while July and August was in contention in three of the eight events played at Web.com Tour.
“It was a crazy summer for me,” he said. “I had good results on the end of the season that improved my number and was assured a place in the final stage (Tournament Qualifiers Web.com Tour, next December).”
Lindheim finished the regular season ranked No. 84 Web.com Tour of the money list and is almost certain that it had made bogey on the final hole in Portland would have entered the finals.
Your golf history is very interesting. Teenage dreams were about being a star pitcher in major league baseball, but an injury to the elbow will rest his arm and speed made him desist. The golf was the alternative, but began rather late, between its 15 and 16 years old.
“I saw a lot of golf on TV and I always felt it was something I could do. When I started the game I improved very quickly. Then I started playing tournaments until this year we had never dreamed that I expected, “said the late golfer finished form without going to college.
Weather Conditions. Mostly cloudy day. Maximum temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. Mild and variable winds.
He won this title at age 29 years, 10 months and 26 days.
He moved up to the No. 12 of the Order of Merit PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
He was playing just his second PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. In the first, the Mundo Maya Open last April, tied for ninth place.
With him are ten different winners in ten tournaments played this season on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
It is the sixth player from the United States to win this season PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. The other four titles have been held by Latin Americans.
Marcelo Rozo, the best of the five:
For the second consecutive week the Colombian Marcelo Rozo finished in a tie for second place to consolidate its position as No. 1 in the Order of Merit PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. With its $ 13.200 check your earnings improved in the season to $ 72.437, which increased its lead over No. 2, Rick Cochran, to $ 18.867.
The outstanding balance of Rozo in ten tournaments played this season is one win, four top-3′s and six top-6′s.
The list of the five best in the Order of Merit remained unaltered. With its updated earnings are the following positions:
Marcelo Rozo, Colombia $ 72.437
Rick Cochran, USA $ 53.570
Julian Etulain, Argentina $ 49.469
Tyler McCumber, USA $ 44.266
William Kropp, USA $ 43.488
Players who occupy the five positions at the end of the season will earn status to play the 2015 season at the Tour Web.com.
Great closing birdie-birdie-birdie to 67 in the final round assured the American Brad Hopfinger place in the double tie for second place with Marcelo Rozo. Hopfinger, 25 and originally from Illinois, gathered force in the leaderboard thanks to a round of 8-under par 64 on Saturday. This was the second time he shared second place in a PGA TOUR Latinoamérica this season. In early April he had finished in the same position in the Mundo Maya Open in Merida, Mexico.
Holes in One:
American Ben Klaus and Mexican Armando Villarreal got holes in one earlier in the day. The first was to get Klaus, who hit an iron-9 strong to score in his No. 15, par-three of 183 yards was the sixth hole of the day. Villarreal followed his getting a 4-iron on No. 11, par-three of 216 yards that was just his second hole of the day. These were the only hole-in-one recorded at this event.
Best rounds of the day:
65 (-7) Diego Vanegas, Colombia
67 (-5) Nicholas Lindheim, USA .; Marcelo Rozo, Colombia; Brad Hopfinger, USA .; Patricio Salem, Peru.
R4: (5) Vanegas, 65; Lindheim, 67; Rozo, 67; P. Salem, 67; Cocha, 68.
Birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle English Tom Berry between holes 10 and 13.
The PGA TOUR Latinoamérica now takes way to Mexico, where the next two events calendar 2014 The first will be the Trans American Power Products CRV Mazatlan Open, set to begin on Thursday, October 9 at Estrella del Mar Golf will be played Condos & Beach Resort.
Source: PGA Tour