Feb 7, 9:18 PM EST

Sebastian Munoz wins hometown Club Colombia Championship


Interactives
Hole-by-hole tour of PGA Championship
Hole-by-hole tour of British Open
U.S. Open Panorama
Hole-by-hole tour of Bethpage Black
Hole-by-hole tour of Augusta National
Special Section
Complete Golf Coverage
On the Fringe
Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

In hindsight, the perfect ending for Brandt Snedeker

Latest Golf News
Schwartzel has 1-shot lead after 3 rounds of Tshwane Open

Mickelson's round stalls, Kang's does not

Lydia Ko leads New Zealand Women's Open by 1 stroke

Golf Capsules

Kang flirts with 59 and doesn't even know it

Buy AP Photo Reprints

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Sebastian Munoz won his hometown Club Colombia Championship on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour victory, two-putting for birdie from 45 feet on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory.

Playing on a sponsor exemption, Munoz became the first Colombian winner in the history of the tour.

"I'm in shock," Munoz said. "I am very happy with the result. To be honest, I never imagined I could win at the beginning of the week."

The 23-year-old former North Texas player finished off a 5-under 66 in the morning in the completion of the suspended third round and shot a 71 in the afternoon at Bogota Country Club. He finished at 12-under 272 and earned $126,000.

"I think the key was that I believed in myself," Munoz said. "Mentally that helps a lot."

He wrapped up the breakthrough victory with a 3-foot putt.

"When I made that short putt, I just felt relieved," Munoz said. "I could not think of anything else because of all the people jumping on me."

Richy Werenski and Matt Atkins each shot 68 to tie for second.

"That was pretty impressive golf from him all week," Werenski said about Munoz. "There was a lot of pressure on him and that was really impressive."

Taylor Pendrith (69) and Trey Mullinax (70) tied for fourth at 10 under.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.