CAÑUELAS, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An even-par 72 on a windy final day of clear skies, proved good enough for Brandon Matthews of Dupont, Pennsylvania to claim his first professional win at the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s Molino Cañuelas Championship.
Only five months into his career as a professional, the Temple University graduate finished the week at 13-under 273 to win by one and rise to No. 1 on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Order of Merit. Matthews was making only his second career start on the Latin American Tour.
The 54-hole leader by three shots, Matthews never lost grasp of the lead on Sunday and became the youngest U.S. winner on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica at the age of 22 years, 7 months, 13 days.
As this week’s winner he also took the lead on the race for the Zurich Argentina Swing, a competition that will reward the top performer across all four Tour events in Argentina with a cash bonus of $10,000 dollars later this year.
Charlie Saxon, a 2017 Web.com Tour member, traveled to Argentina to make his first professional start of 2017 and since hip surgery in January. After holding the lead during the second and third rounds, Charlie finished in a tie for 6th place with rounds of 69-67-72-73. Charlie played the majority of 2016 on PGA Tour China recording 7 Top 10 finishes and 2 Wins, claiming Rookie of the Year honors.