The Winner of the Puerto Rico Open Will Come From the Final Pairing

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Fabian Gomez and Scott Brown have distanced themselves from the pack at the Puerto Rico Open. They are tied for first place at 18 under par, while there are four competitors tied at four shots off of the lead.

Gomez, and Argentinean, did the majority of his damage on the front nine, which he finished at six under par. He was able to maintain on the back nine, with two birdies and a bogey. Barring a major setback, Gomez is almost assuredly in line for his best finish of the PGA Tour season. His best finish to this point was tied for 27th at the Humana Challenge. He missed the cut at both the Farmers Insurance Open and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Brown, the co-leader after three rounds has the lowest round of the tournament so far, when he fired a 63 in the second round. In a sharp contrast to Gomez, Brown made up his ground on the back nine of the third round, where he carded four birdies and not a single bogey. The only blemish on his scorecard on the day was a bogey on the eighth hole.

Based on the way both golfers have played thus far in the event and the distance them have put between themselves and the rest of the field, this looks like a two horse race headed into Sunday evening. There’s always the possibility of someone from several shots back making a run, but the champion of this tournament will likely come from the final group on Sunday.

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