Aragon wins TPC Stonebrae Championship|
Hayward, CA (Sports Network) - Alex Aragon carded a four-under 66 in Sunday's
final round to come from behind and win the TPC Stonebrae Championship
Aragon, who won for the first time on the Nationwide Tour, finished at 10-
"I'm trying to keep it all in perspective. It's a major step and I'm proud of
myself for doing it," Aragon admitted.
There had been several weather delays over the previous three days and Sunday
was no different. The third round was scheduled to resume at 10:30 a.m. (ET),
but there was another three-hour delay before action started.
Aragon entered the final round tied for seventh, but rallied for his first
tour win thanks to five birdies and a bogey in his final round.
Matt Harmon fired a nine-under 61 on Sunday to share second place with PGA
Tour veteran Duffy Waldorf (68) and Paul Haley II (68) at minus-nine.
Rob Oppenheim (68) finished alongside Bio Kim (63) at eight under-par 272.
After the third round was completed earlier Sunday, Tyrone Van Aswegen was
three strokes clear of the field. He birdied the third, but gave that stroke
back when he bogeyed the eighth.
Van Aswegen dropped another stroke on the 11th, then faltered out of the lead
for good with a double-bogey on the par-four 13th. He could not get back into
contention after that.
Aragon was making a steady climb up the leaderboard. He got going with a
birdie on the first, then moved to minus-eight with a birdie on the fourth.
After three straight pars, Aragon converted a birdie effort on No. 8. Around
the turn, he stumbled to a bogey on the par-four 10th. Aragon bounced right
back with a birdie on the 11th to gain a share of the lead.
Aragon moved atop the leaderboard with a birdie on the par-five 15th. He
parred the final three holes then sat around for 30 minutes for the last few
groups to finish.
"I hit maybe one or two sideways shots all day. I putted pretty well and just
played smart I guess. You can make a mistake pretty easily out here because of
the severity of the greens," Aragon said. "I just played smart and took what
the course gave me and then hit some good shots when I needed to."
NOTES: Aragon, who played 21 holes on Sunday, earned $112,500 for the
victory...Harmon's 61 matched Daniel Chopra's course record...The Nationwide
Tour heads to Georgia in two weeks for the South Georgia Classic, where Ted
Potter Jr. won last year by three strokes.
04/15 23:49:53 ET