BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sebastian Munoz won his hometown Club Colombia Championship on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour victory, two-putting for birdie from 45 feet on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory.READ MORE: Dallas County Considering Cash, Other Prizes To Get More People Vaccinated
Playing on a sponsor exemption, Munoz became the first Colombian winner in the history of the tour.
“I’m in shock,” Munoz said. “I am very happy with the result. To be honest, I never imagined I could win at the beginning of the week.”
The 23-year-old former North Texas player finished off a 5-under 66 in the morning in the completion of the suspended third round and shot a 71 in the afternoon at Bogota Country Club. He finished at 12-under 272 and earned $126,000.
“I think the key was that I believed in myself,” Munoz said. “Mentally that helps a lot.”READ MORE: Allen Couple Says Bobcat Family Moved Into Backyard
He wrapped up the breakthrough victory with a 3-foot putt.
“When I made that short putt, I just felt relieved,” Munoz said. “I could not think of anything else because of all the people jumping on me.”
Richy Werenski and Matt Atkins each shot 68 to tie for second.
“That was pretty impressive golf from him all week,” Werenski said about Munoz. “There was a lot of pressure on him and that was really impressive.”
Taylor Pendrith (69) and Trey Mullinax (70) tied for fourth at 10 under.MORE NEWS: Several Servers Arrested At Shops At Legacy In Plano For Overserving Alcohol
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