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Utah-native Tony Finau wins Puerto Rico Open, earns first PGA Tour Title

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Mar 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 00:14:16-04

PUERTO RICO – Salt Lake native Tony Finau secured his very first PGA Tour Title Sunday as he won the Puerto Rico Open in a playoff.

Finau tweeted a photo of him holding the trophy after winning at Coco Beach in Puerto Rico, saying, “I’ve dreamed of this day for a long time.”

Finau held off veteran Steve Marino on the third hole of a playoff to win at 12 under par.

“You know, I’m still a little bit overwhelmed,” Finau said, grinning after the win. “…It probably hasn’t all sunk in. They played tough out there, and I knew I needed a good score coming down the stretch.”

He added, “It’s my new favorite place, I love Puerto Rico now.”