PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Joel Dahmen obtained the Corales Puntacana Resort & Membership Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, avoiding a playoff when the wind pushed taking half in companion Rafael Campos’ closing birdie try to the left.
Dahmen closed with a 2-under 70 on the windswept seaside route. He began rapid with birdies on three of the principle 4 holes and added one different on the par-5 seventh, then carried out the ultimate 11 in 2 over with bogeys on the par-3 eleventh and par-5 14th and a sequence of exhausting-earned pars.
“I turned as quickly as on cruise management today,” Dahmen said. “It is genuinely exhausting to rob golf tournaments. I knew it turned as quickly as exhausting, nonetheless I’ll’t deem how exhausting it genuinely is. I turned as quickly as on high of points, I felt love I turned as quickly as doing — my physique turned as quickly as applicable doing different points. Fortunately, I had a pair applicable up-and-downs there on 16 and 17. And I assemble now not understand how I tapped in that 2- or 3-footer there, nonetheless fortunately it went in.”
The 33-yr-usual Dahmen executed at 12-under 276. He did not earn into the Masters with the victory given that match turned as quickly as carried out reverse the WGC Match Play event in Texas nonetheless did wrap up a PGA Championship berth and a self-discipline at Kapalua within the Sentry Occasion of Champions.
Campos, the Puerto Rican participant whose household has extended had a house within the Dominican Republic, had a 71.
“It wasn’t meant to be,” Campos said.
Winless on the tour, he bogeyed the par-3 seventeenth to drop out of a tie for the lead and watched the wind flow into his 15-footer off-line in the previous few inches on the par-4 18th.
“I turned as quickly as so nervous,” Campos said. “I fabricate of genuinely desired to embody that greater than a few, and it turned as quickly as so cool to respect usually the in my fingers. … It turned as quickly as genuinely cool to even respect that noteworthy stress.”
His easiest birdies bought right here on the two front-9 par 5s.
Sam Ryder had a 67 to tie for 2nd with Campos.
Graeme McDowell, the 2019 winner, and Michael Gligic tied for fourth at 10 beneath. McDowell closed with a 69, and Gligic shot 71.
Defending champion Hudson Swafford (70) and Emiliano Grillo (71) had been 9 beneath.
Dahmen obtained after lacking the weekend cuts in seven of his earlier eight begins.
“It has been a tough launch to the calendar yr,” Dahmen said. “Golf turned as quickly as genuinely exhausting for me these remaining seven or eight weeks, and to show spherical to that is attractive inconceivable.”