Matthews captures first Canadian Tour win|
Mazatlan, Mexico (Sports Network) - Andy Matthews shot a four-under 68 on
Sunday to capture the Mexican PGA Championship for his first career victory on
the Canadian Tour.
The 30-year-old American finished four rounds on the El Cid course at 16-under
272, holding off a hard-charging Jose de Jesus Rodriguez by two shots.
Matthews earned a little redemption with the win. He three-putted for a bogey
on the 72nd hole last year, then lost a playoff to Argentina's Mauricio
Beginning the final round one shot off Oscar Serna's 54-hole lead, Matthews
collected five birdies and a bogey in his final round. Four of the birdies
came during the first six holes on the back nine, and Matthews parred out for
Rodriguez fired a seven-under 65 to finish at 14-under 274, while Serna, who
also held the 36-hole lead, had a 72 to fall into third place at 13-under 275.
Rodriguez and Serna were among the players attempting to become the first
Mexican to win the tournament.
Canadians Wes Heffernan (66) and Ryan Yip (67) shared fourth place at 12-under
276, while Molina (69) took sixth at 277.
NOTES: Molina only needed a par on the first playoff hole to defeat Matthews
last year...The tour remains in Mexico next week for the Riviera Nayarit
Classic, where James Hahn won in 2009.
04/18 18:52:41 ET