Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – Jorge Fernandez-Valdes fired a
final-round, 2-under 72 and he earned a 2-shot victory at the Abierto de
Fernandez-Valdes, who has now won twice on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica after
his victory at the Mundo Maya Open last year, finished the week at 17-under-
par 271 at Club de Golf Los Leones.
Beginning the day in the lead, Fernandez-Valdes coasted on the front nine, as
he did throughout most of the week. Fernandez-Valdes drained two birdies in
his first four holes on two and four. After a pair of pars, Fernandez-Valdes
poured in three straight birdies from seven, getting him to minus-5 on the
It was a rough finish for Fernandez-Valdes as he made the turn, but it did not
matter in the end. Fernandez-Valdes made a double-bogey on 10 to go along with
bogeys on 11 and 13. He coasted to the finish, however, as he made four pars
and a birdie on 17 to close out the title.
American Joel Dahmen (68) and Armando Favela (71) finished tied for second at
15-under 273, while American Brad Hopfinger (70) ended alone in fourth at