Julian Etulain Wins PGA LA Lexus Peru Open
Santiago de Surco, Peru (SportsNetwork.com) – Julian Etulain fired a final- round, even-par 72 on Sunday Nov. 2 , 2014 and he was able to hang on and win the Peru Open by three shots.
Etulain, who also won this event last year, finished the week at 14-under-par 274, three shots better than Robert Rohanna and Sebastian Saavedra at Los Inkas Golf Club.
The Argentinean did not start off on the right foot as he tripped to a bogey at the first, but two holes later he rolled in his first birdie on three to get back to even par. Following a trio of pars, Etulain traded a bogey on seven for a birdie on eight. He parred No. 9 to make the turn at even par.
Another bogey on 11 dropped Etulain back another shot, but he finished strong. Six straight pars preceded a birdie at the last as Etulain clinched the victory by three shots.
“The truth is a great happiness because it was a day where things did not go well, as I did not sleep well throughout the day. We had to work and truth be closed in this way makes me very happy, “Etulain, who was on par for most of the final round said.
“To play well the first three days to take the lead and obviously that was a relief,” admitted the champion. “I just started to hit well in the 14th hole I think I hit very good shots from 14 to 18, but until then all the time I was trying to up-and-down to save me. I was fighting it to stay up there. “
The winner’s check for $ 27,000 Etulain drove from third to first in the Order of Merit for the first time in his career on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
“Happy to be up there, but mostly I like to be there after the last tournament. Being there at the beginning or in the middle of the year is obviously good, but it can close and will not be the same, “he said of leading the Tour with four official tournaments.
Source: PGA TOUR