Hadwin hangs on for the win in Chile|
Santiago, Chile (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Hadwin birdied his final two holes
on Sunday to close out a 3-under 69 and hang on for a 1-stroke victory at the
Hadwin earned his first career win on the Web.com Tour at 16-under-par 272.
"It's been an amazing week for me. This is a reward for all the sacrifice and
time I've invested in my game in recent years. It's my third year playing here
in Chile, and now I'll take home the best memory," said Hadwin.
Alistair Presnell carded a 4-under 68 during his final round at Prince of
Wales Country Club to finish in second place at 15-under 273, while Sung Joon
Park (66), Henrik Norlander (69) and Kyle Reifers (71) shared third at
Bhavik Patel (69), Andrew Putnam (70) and Scott Pinckney (72) tied for sixth
Hadwin entered the final round with a 1-stroke lead atop a crowded leaderboard
and was quickly met at 13-under by Pinckney and Manuel Villegas, who both
birdied the first.
Presnell would make it a four-way tie with a birdie at the third before
Pinckney broke out of the pack with a birdie at the fifth.
Pinckney failed to hang on to the lead and bogeyed the sixth to fall back
alongside Presnell and Hadwin at 13-under as Villegas fell well off the pace
with bogeys at the fifth, seventh and eighth.
Park, meanwhile, was playing in one of the earlier groups of the day and
countered a lone bogey with seven birdies, including his final two holes, to
race into the clubhouse at 13-under.
Hadwin briefly regained the outright lead with a birdie at the ninth, but
quickly gave that shot back with a bogey at the 10th.
Mulroy then joined the pack at minus-13 with a birdie at the 12th before
Presnell and Pinckney both lost their share of the lead with bogeys at the
13th and 12th, respectively.
Presnell responded with an eagle at the 14th to jump into sole possession of
first at 14-under, but he was soon joined there by Hadwin following a birdie
at the 13th.
After Presnell bogeyed the 15th to drop out of the lead, Hadwin birdied the
14th to move to 15-under and grab a 2-stroke advantage.
Hadwin would trade a bogey at the 16th with a birdie at the 17th to remain
there heading into the final hole, where Presnell had just recorded an eagle
two groups prior to finish at 15-under.
Hadwin, however, calmly birdied the last from five feet to earn his 1-stroke
"I played very well this week and I stuck to my strategy until the end,"
NOTES: Hadwin had collected two career wins on the PGA Tour Canada, the most
recent at the 2011 Pacific Colombia Tour Championship ... Hadwin collected
$117,000 with the victory ... Presnell had three eagles during his round.
03/09 20:02:12 ET