Vanegas claims first win|
Rionegro, Colombia (Sports Network) - David Vanegas posted a four-under 67 on
Sunday to earn his first win as a professional at the Abierto Internacional de
Golf II Copa Antioquia.
Vanegas finished four rounds at 12-under 272 at Club Deportivo El Rodeo sede
La Macarena and won by four strokes over Nathan Smith, who carded a two-under
Vince Covello managed a one-over 72 and took third at minus-six. Last year's
winner Peter Gustafsson shot a one-under 70 and came in fourth at five-under
Vanegas held the 54-hole lead and the 23-year-old, who has been a pro for
almost two years, birdied his first. He dropped a shot at the third, but he
put the tournament away around the turn.
Vanegas birdied eight, parred nine, then birdied three in a row from the 10th.
He reached 12-under par for the championship and amassed a huge lead with six
holes to play.
He bogeyed the 13th, but a birdie at the last gave him his four-stroke margin
This is the 2010 season debut for the Canadian Tour and this championship is
tri-sanctioned by the Canadian Tour, the Tour de las Americas and the European
This win gives him playing privileges on all three tours.
Robert Dinwiddie had a one-under 70 on Sunday and took fifth at minus-four.
Julio Zapata (71), Mark Tullo (70) and Jan-Are Larsen (73) tied for sixth at
NOTES: The Canadian Tour doesn't resume action until April with two different
Q Schools in between.
02/21 18:27:42 ET