Phillip Archer closed with a 2-under-par 70
on Sunday to win the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Classic by a shot. Archer, who won for the
third time on the Challenge Tour, finished at
8-under-par 280. He earned € 29,947.
Archer birdied the last for a one-stroke win
over fellow Englishman Chris Lloyd (67) and
Dane Morten Orum Madsen (70).
Third-round leader Nick Dougherty stumbled
to a 1-over 73. The three-time European Tour
winner shared fourth place at 6-under-par 282
with Chris Hanson (71) and Matt Haines (71).
Archer had birdies on the second and
seventh to move to 8 under. However, he
stumbled to a bogey at the eighth. Archer
birdied the 11th for the fourth straight round,
but he gave that shot back when he bogeyed
The 39-year-old rolled in a four-foot birdie
putt at the last to earn the title.
Hutchison by one stroke in the $200,000 event.
He earned $28,000.
Jonathan Hodge, of Strawberry Plains,
Tenn., was one of the few golfers to break 70
on the 7,301-yard layout in the final round. The
former University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
golfer closed with a 3-under 69 to move into
a tie for third with Brandon Brown and Rick
Cochran III at 3-under par for the event.
Brown, of Shelbyville, Ky., shot a 2-under 70
on Sunday, while Cochran, the nephew of PGA
Tour winner Russ Cochran, shot an even-par
72. The trio earned $7,810 each.
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After winning in his first
Bridgestone Winter Series
start, Ken Looper needed just
three starts on the NGA Pro
Golf Tour’s Pro Series to earn his
Looper, a former LSU
standout from Mandeville, La., who started the
final round T7 and three
shots back, shot a 4-un-
der 68 in the final round
of the Golden Hills Ocala
Classic on Sunday to best
third-round leader Randall
THIMBA WINS BIG EASY TITLE
Toto Thimba Jr. shot a 67 on the
second day to win the Houghton, Johannesburg tournament on the Sunshine
Big Easy Tour on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old reached 11-un-
der par, finishing the R100,000 event
one-stroke clear of Ross Welling-
ton, who charged to 10 under with
a second-round 64, breaking the
course record. Wellington finished
his second round with a bogey at
the 18th hole, putting a damper
on his record-breaking round
and leaving him a shot short of
Mark Williams, Ruan de
Smidt and amateur Musiwalo
Nethunzwi shared third at