Puerto Rico Open 2013 results: Scott Brown wins with birdie on 72nd hole

Michael Cohen

Scott Brown made birdie on the last hole of the 2013 Puerto Rico Open to win the tournament by one stroke over Fabian Gomez of Argentina.

Scott Brown was shot back from leader Fabian Gomez when he stepped onto the 18th tee at 2013 Puerto Rico Open. He left the green a champion, making birdie while Gomez missed his putt for par from 15 feet away from the hole. Brown finished with a 2-under 70 on Sunday, and was 20-under over the course of four days.

Brown and Gomez shared the lead at 18-under going into the day. Brown got off to a fast start with an eagle on No. 2 and a birdie on No. 5 to put him at 3-under in the early going. He hit a rough patch around the turn, however, hitting bogey on No. 8, No. 9 and No. 11. Gomez shot par through the same stretch, and was able to push himself to a one-shot advantage over Brown with a birdie on No. 15. That lead lasted until No. 18, where Gomez hit a bunker after over shooting the green. He was forced to settle for the long putt in hopes of going to a playoff.

Gomez finished in a second-place tie with Jordan Spieth, who shot 5-under on Sunday to challenge the leaders. Jusin Bolli and Brian Stuard shot 6-under and 4-under, respectively, to finish in a tie for fourth place at 18-under overall.

With the win, Brown not only took home a hefty $630,000 check, he earned a two-year exemption from PGA Tour qualifying, 300 points in the FedExCup standings, and a place in the PGA Championship in August. The win was the first of Brown's PGA Tour career.

Here are the Top 10 finishers from the Puerto Rico Open:

1) Scott Brown - 2-under Sunday, 20-under overall
t2) Fabian Gomez - 1-under Sunday, 19-under overall
t2) Jordan Spieth - 5-under Sunday, 19-under overall
t4) Justin Bollit - 6-under Sunday, 18-under overall
t4) Brian Stuard - 4-under Sunday, 18-under overall
t6) Andres Romero - 6-under Sunday, 17-under overall
t6) Peter Uihlein - 5-under Sunday, 17-under overall
t8) David Hearn - 6-under Sunday, 16-under overall
t8) D.J. Trahan - 6-under Sunday, 16-under overall
t8) Boo Weekley - 4-under Sunday, 16-under overall

Check out the full leaderboard at PGATour.com.

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