Rio Hato, Panama (SportsNetwork.com) – Rodolfo Cazaubon closed with a 3-under
69 Sunday to rally and win the Panama Classic.
Cazaubon finished his first PGA Tour Latinoamerica victory at 12-under-par 276
at Buenaventura Golf Club.
He got off to a quick start with birdies at the second and fourth to move to
minus-11. Cazaubon tripped to a bogey at the par-3 seventh.
Cazaubon, who’s best previous finish on tour came last year when he was
runner-up at the Mundo Maya Open, parred four in a row from the eighth. He
birdied both par-5s on the back nine, Nos. 12 and 16, to jump to 12-under.
Cazaubon closed with a pair of pars to claim the title.
Samuel Del Val (72) shared second place at minus-10 with Ethan Tracy (70).
Linus Gillgren had a bogey, double-bogey and triple-bogey on the front nine to
tumble from 14-under to 8-under. He played the back nine in even-par for a
closing 78. Gillgren was joined in fourth place by Nathan Lashley (73), Hans
Reimers (72), Stephen Carney (71), Ian Davis (70) and Sebastian Vazquez(69).