PILAR, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Dec. 8, 2014) – A final round of 8-under par 63 that featured ten birdies and two bogeys secured Argentina’s Emilio Domínguez the OHL Round of the Week Award at the season-ending 109th VISA Open de Argentina.
Domínguez’s efforts on the final round of the season at Martindale CC helped him finish in a tie for the ninth spot to collect his fourth top-10 finish of the year.
Three other players shot 63 this week, including his countryman Jorge Fernández Valdés, who went bogey free on Sunday to finish in a tie for the 11th spot. By finishing ahead of them Domínguez was able to win the award’s tiebreaker.
With the greens playing quite soft because of the rain they took during a long weather delay, Domínguez took advantage of the low scoring conditions provided by a course that had played extremely hard on Friday and Saturday.
The 29-year old from San Luis, Argentina bogeyed both the opening and closing holes, but played terrific in between. In which was probably the hottest streak of the week, he had seven birdies in a span of eight holes between 3 and 10.
Following four pars, he caught fire again by making a trio of birdies between 15 and 17. This 63 also happened to be Domínguez’s PGA TOUR Latinoamérica career low in 141 rounds played.
“After closing with bogey on 18 I thought I had given away the round of the week award, but luckily I didn’t. It’s a nice reward to finish the season,” said Domínguez, who earned a $1,000 check presented by OHL.
Domínguez became the only player to claim the OHL Round of the Week twice this season. He had carded an 8-under 64 during the third round of the Lexus Panama Classic to secure the award in May.
In addition to four top-10 finishes in 17 starts this season, Domínguez joined efforts with his fellow countryman Rafael Echenique to win the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup in October. The team-format event was the only unofficial event on the 2014 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica schedule.
The following is the list of 17 players who claimed the OHL Round of the Week Award during the 2014 season:
60 (-10) Manuel Merizalde of Colombia at the 67th Arturo Calle Colombian Open
61 (-10) Mauricio Molina of Argentina at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open
63 (-9) Martin Trainer of California at the Stella Artois Open
66 (-6) Matt Ryan of North Carolina at the Mundo Maya Open
66 (-5) William Kropp of Oklahoma at the 83rd Abierto OSDE del Centro
65 (-7) Robert Rohanna of Pennsylvania at the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC
64 (-8) Rick Cochran III of Kentucky at the Dominican Republic Open
64 (-8) Emilio Domínguez of Argentina at the Lexus Panama Classic
63 (-9) Mauricio Azcué of Mexico at the All You Need is Ecuador Open
63 (-9) Chas Narramore of Tennessee at the Arturo Calle Colombian Classic
66 (-6) Tyler McCumber of Florida at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Mazatlan Open
63 (-9) Chris Gilman of California at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Abierto Mexicano
64 (-8) Derek Gillespie of Canada at the Lexus Peru Open presented by Scotiabank
62 (-7) Rafael Becker of Brazil at the Aberto do Brasil apresentado por Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo
62 (-10) Jorge Fernández Valdés of Argentina at the Hyundai BBVA 88th Abierto de Chile
62 (-10) Fabián Gómez of Argentina at the Personal Classic
63 (-8) Emilio Domínguez of Argentina at the 109th VISA Open de Argentina presented by Peugeot