Mexico City, Mexico (Sports Network) - Ted Purdy closed with a 2-under 70 on
Sunday to win the Abierto Mexicano de Golf, the season-opening event for the
PGA Tour Latinoamerica.
Purdy finished at 7-under-par 281 for his first win on tour. The 39-year-old
has also won once on the PGA and Web.com Tours.
David Vanegas managed a 1-under 71 to take second at minus-6, while third-
round leader Jorge Fernandez-Valdes tripped to a 2-over 74, leaving him tied
Fernandez-Valdes ended alongside Benjamin Alvarado (72) at 4-under-par 284.
The third-round leader had a birdie and a double-bogey on both the front and
Purdy played the front nine in even-par to make the turn at minus-5. He jumped
into the lead with an eagle at the par-5 11th. Purdy bogeyed the 15th, but
birdied No. 17 to seal the win.
Vanegas birdied the last to end one back, while Fernandez-Valdes double-
bogeyed No. 18 to drop to minus-4.
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