Despite a slow start that had his six-stroke overnight lead cut to only three, Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., was able to maintain control on his way to a win at the Pacific Colombia Tour Championship Sunday at the Club Campestre Guymaral Course in Bogota, Colombia.
Hadwin shot a three-under-par 69 in the final round to stretch his lead back to six by the end of the day. He finished the Tour de las Americas-Canadian Tour co-sanctioned tournament with a 25-under par 263 and all four rounds in the 60s.
“This win is huge. I got my first one back in November and now this one. I think I just need to take this momentum into the following weeks and just keep playing well,” said Hadwin, 23, who won the Canadian Tour’s Desert Dunes Classic last season.
After a bogey on the first hole and pars on the following five holes, Hadwin’s lead had suddenly been cut to three by Tom Argonz, who got off to a strong start with four birdies on the front nine.
Hadwin birdied seven and eight to get his confidence back and reached the 10th tee still ahead by three. Following a birdie on 10 and a bogey on 11, Hadwin cruised to victory by taking advantage of the two par-fives at 12 and 17 still left.
“The front nine was a bit of a grind for me,” said Hadwin.
Tom was hitting it well and it was only a matter of time before he started making his putts, so I needed to step up. I got a couple of late birdies on the front and then played really solid golf on the back, making the birdies when I needed to on the par-fives,” he added.
Hadwin won $23,400 U.S. after missing the cut the previous two weeks on TLA events also staged in Colombia.