Jorge Fernández Valdés was crowned champion of the 115th VISA Open of Argentina presented by Macro at Nordelta Golf Club, the first event of the 2021-22 season on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
The Argentine signed his third 70 of the week this Sunday and completed a global score of 277 strokes, 11-under par. In addition to taking 500 points for the Totalplay Cup, the Cordovan received an invitation to play the next British Golf Open at St. Andrews.
Fernández Valdés beat Frenchman Jeremy Gandon and South Korean Rak Cho by three strokes. Gandon, who entered the weekend with a seven-shot lead lead. Gandon was able to keep up and with final rounds of 75-74 strokes had to settle for second on the leaderboard. In fourth place, with 7-under par overalls, were Argentines Alan Wagner (69) and Tano Goya (71), Americans Chandler Blanchet (71) and Nicolo Galletti (71), Mexican Aaron Terrazas (70) and the Colombian Camilo Aguado (70).
The top-10 was closed five shots behind Fernández Valdés by a group of three Americans made up of Hayden Springer (69), Ryan Cole (69) and Alex Weiss (70).
“A great emotion to be champion of the Open with all the people who accompanied me. The round went on and I knew I had to make a good score to beat Gandon, who played very well the first two days. One of the keys was having an experienced caddy. Helped me stay calm in important moments”Said Fernández Valdés, who secured his fourth win on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
“It is important to start the season like this. Every tournament we play is key to getting to the Korn Ferry Tour. I will try to play each of the 12 events well because I am clear that I want to go back to the next level and why not one day make it to the PGA TOUR. I keep looking for that dream”He added.