Leon, Mexico (Sports Network) - Michael Putnam fired a 6-under 66 on Sunday
and secured a 2-stroke victory at the Mexico Championship.
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.
The third round was completed Sunday morning after lightning and high winds
resulted in a suspension a day earlier. Prugh and Kim held the lead when the
third round wrapped up, but they both carded final-round 72s at El Bosque
Country Club to drop from the top spot. Roach, meanwhile, shot 70.
Tim Wilkinson (72) placed solo fifth at 10-under, while Mathew Goggin (73),
Chesson Hadley (69) and Jose de Jesus Rodriguez (69), the lone Mexican to make
the weekend, tied for sixth at minus-9.
Jim Renner (71) was one stroke behind Putnam entering the final hole, but he
stumbled to a triple-bogey 8 and dropped into a tie for ninth at 8-under
alongside D.J. Brigman (69) and Andrew D. Putnam (69).
More to follow.
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