The American Scottie Scheffler captured his first title in the PGA Tourby surpassing Patrick Cantlay in three holes of sudden death —with a birdie of seven meters— and become champion of the Phoenix Open. The fantastic Hole in One from the Mexican carlos ortiz at the emblematic and noisy hole 16 of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Even though Carlos He finished in 33rd place with seven-under par and will be well remembered for this spectacular shot. For Scottie was a pending issue, he was part of the team of Ryder Cup in 2021, without having won an event PGA. Finally broke the drought and the double winner of the US Junior Amateur He is already a champion in this circuit and with this conquest, he approaches the first 10 of the world ranking.
Abraham Ancer He lagged behind on this day and with a partial of 74 shots, he fell to 43rd place, with a score of four-under par. The Colombian Sebastian Munoz had a better performance, with a final score of 68 strokes and a cumulative score of nine-under par, with 275 strokes. He was the best Latin American. Meanwhile on the ascent circuit of the PGA (KornFerry) the American Brandon Matthews ignited on the final holes of the Bogota Country Cluband through an impressive birdie-birdie-eagle, he won the title of Astara Golf Championship.
At 27 years of age, the native of Pennsylvania obtained his first title in this circuit, after having finished as runner-up last week in the complicated Panama. It was an anthology finale, as another American, Ben Griffinwas millimeters away from having holed an eagle on the 18th hole, which would have sent him to sudden death against the eventual winner of the tournament.
Brandon Matthews triumphed with partials of 67-65-66-66 for a score of 264 strokes, 19-under par, one less than the 265 they accumulated Ryan McCormick (66) and Ben Griffin (68). As for Latinos, Nicholas Echavarria ranked 13th, with 272 strokes, one better than the Mexican Jose de Jesus Rodriguez (67), in 21st place, with 273 strokes. The Veracruz Roberto Diaz He closed with 71, even from the field, in 65th place, with 281 hits.
Regarding the Mexican professional tour in the Queretaro Bell Towerthe originator of Monterrey, Gonzalo Rubio won the eighth stage of the 2021-2022 season of the circuit also valid for the DebSeries of the PGA Tour LatinoAmerica. With birdie at 18, Gonzalo only 28 years old, he finished with a score of 206 shots, (ten-under par) one less than the Guatemalan leader of the ranking Joseph Toledowho until the 14th hole was two ahead of the man from Monterrey and finished with 207 hits (nine-under par).
In the third position with 208 strokes they finished Fernando Arzate e Isidro Benitez (208) and on the fifth step Rodolfo Cazaubon (209). best amateur, Juan M. Martinez 16 years old, received an invitation to play from March 8 to 12 next in the Country of Puebla. I remind you as always that playing golf is… making friends! Until next time.