Garth Mulroy, 2009; Matthew Giles, Richard H. Lee,
Peter Lonard, 2011; Lee Williams, 2012)
131 (Casey Wittenberg, 2011)
63 (Jarrod Lyle, 2008 - Tres Marias Golf Club)
63 (Casey Wittenberg, 2011)
1st Place - $126,000; 2nd Place - $75,600; 3rd Place - $47,600
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
Three players at
Past El Bosque Mexico Championship Winners
Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
Michael Putnam (275) -- Whee Kim, Wes Roach, Alex Prugh
Lee Williams (274) -- Paul Haley II
Erik Compton (271) -- Richard H. Lee
*Jamie Lovemark (276) -- B.J. Staten
*Troy Merritt (273) -- Adam Bland
Jarrod Lyle (267) -- Matt Every
Fabrizio Zanotti (275) -- Daniel De Leon
Antonio Maldonado (275) -- Rafael Gomez, Mickael Dieu
Rafael Gomez (270) -- Eduardo Herrera
Eduardo Herrera (278) -- Eduardo Argiro, Jeff Burns
Tommy Armour III
Ernesto Perez Acosta
Ernesto Perez Acosta
Note:Formerly called Mexico Open (2008-12), Mexico Championship (2013).
Top Contenders in the Field
Andrew D. Putnam
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Alex Cejka
Darkhorse - Jonathan Randolph
Last Week's Pick to Win (Daniel Berger) - Missed the cut
Last Week's Darkhorse (Jason Gore) - Finished tied for 17th
NOTES:The Web.com Tour travels south of the border to Mexico this week for
the 56th installment of the El Bosque Mexico Championship. This will be the
seventh year that this event is being played on the Web.com Tour.
Three of the five tournament winners in 2014 are playing this week -- money
leader Alex Cejka, Carlos Ortiz and Adam Hadwin. Cejka currently leads the
money list by more than $56,000 over Ortiz. Cejka has surpassed the $200,000
mark in earnings in only three events this season. In those three events, he
has finished 1st, 2nd and tied for 11th.
The Web.com Tour previously played in Mexico from 1993-2001 at the Monterrey
Open. Past winners of that event include Olin Browne, Stuart Appleby, Joe
Ogilvie and Briny Baird.
Past winners of the Mexico Championship include Roberto De Vicenzo, Bobby
Locke, Lee Trevino, Billy Casper, David Graham, Ben Crenshaw, Jay Haas, Fred
Funk, John Cook and Stewart Cink.
Last year, Michael Putnam fired bookend rounds of 64 and 66 to secure a 2-
stroke victory. Putnam was ahead of the chasing field by a single stroke
entering the tournament's 72nd hole, where the Washington native locked up his
second Web.com Tour victory with a birdie. He finished at 13-under-par 275,
two shots clear of Alex Prugh, Whee Kim and Wes Roach.
Putnam will not be on hand to defend his title, as he earned his PGA Tour card
for 2014. He has made 12 cuts in 15 events this season on the PGA Tour, but
has not finished better than tied for 24th.
Lee Williams posted rounds of 69-67-68-70 and won by a single stroke over
Paul Haley II in 2012. Williams, who won for the first time on the Web.com
Tour, finished at 14-under-par 274 at El Bosque Golf Club.
In 2011, Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, fired a 7-under
65 in the final round to win by two strokes over Richard H. Lee. Compton, who
claimed his first Web.com Tour title, ended the event at 17-under-par 271. He
had won three times on the Canadian Tour, but this was his first win anywhere
since getting his second heart transplant in 2008.
Jamie Lovemark defeated B.J. Staten in 2010 with an eagle on the first playoff
hole to earn his first Web.com Tour victory. Lovemark, the 2007 NCAA
Individual Champion, and Staten finished at 12-under-par 276. Lovemark would
go on to win the 2010 Web.com Tour Player of the Year award and finish first
on the money list.
In 2008, Jarrod Lyle fired an 8-under 63 in the final round to earn his first
Web.com Tour win. Lyle, who entered the final day tied for the lead, completed
the event at 17-under-par 267 to win by five over Matt Every.
The Web.com Tour heads to Texas in two weeks for the WNB Golf Classic at
Midland Country Club, where Alex Aragon captured the 2013 title.
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