The Costa Rica Classic, stop on the PGA Tour Latin America, came to an end after four days of competition; it was Tyson Alexander from the United States that took the first place in the international tournament.
In fact, Alexander, Chris Killmer and Eric Steger all three from the United States, finished the competition in a tie (-18); in order to define who the winner of the event was, they had to play an additional hole and whoever did best would take the title; this did not help since it took all three competitors the same number of plays (4) to conclude. A second tie-break was necessary, and this time it was Alexander who got the best score and won the hole; Steger came in second place and Killmer in third.
“Alexander poured the putt in the middle for eagle, essentially ending the tournament, the former University of Florida golfer capturing his first PGA TOUR Latinoamérica title. With a victory and a runner-up performance in his last two starts, Alexander moved from ninth to the top spot on the Order of Merit”, states the release by Pgatour.com
Alexander showed a great game during the entire tournament, with rounds of 68,67,65 and 66.
“I want to thank the Costa Rican government and authorities for supporting the event, as well as the Costa Rica Golf Federation for organizing this tournament and Reserva Conchal for their hospitality”, stated Alexander.
The fourth and fifth places of the competition were taken by Brazilians Rafael Becher and Rodrigo Lee.
Alexander took home a prize of $31,500.00.
The second edition of the Costa Rica Classic had the participation of over 140 athletes who flew to Costa Rica from countries such as Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Finland, Netherlands, England, Spain, Peru, Norway, South Africa, among others.