Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup: Finau Wins in Puerto Rico

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup: Finau Wins in Puerto Rico

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Finau wins in Puerto Rico

Tony Finau won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday at windy Coco Beach in Rio Grande for his first PGA Tour title, beating Steve Marino with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff.

Finau, 23, won with his third straight birdie on the par-5 18th, blasting out of the back bunker to 3 feet. Marino was just off the back edge of the green in two but left his putt from the fringe 4 feet short and missed his birdie try to the right.

Finau and Marino each shot 2-under 70 to finish at 12-under 276. Marino birdied the 18th to tie Finau, and got into the playoff when Finau missed a 6-foot birdie putt. Finau and Marino each birdied the 18th on the first two playoff holes. Ian Poulter and Mexico's Rodolfo Cazaubon finished a stroke out of the playoff. …

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