Hudson Swafford birdied the 71st hole and parred the 72nd hole to emerge with a one-shot win Sunday in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic.
Swafford shot a 3-under-par 69 in the final round to finish at 18-under 270, edging Tyler McCumber by one stroke. McCumber closed his 6-under 66 with a birdie at No. 18, but it wasn't enough.
Canada's Mackenzie Hughes (70 on Sunday) came in third at 16 under, with Nate Lashley (69) taking fourth at 15 under and third-round leader Adam Long (75) finishing fifth at 14 under.
James Hahn (69) and India's Anirban Lahiri (70) tied for sixth at 13 under, and Will Zalatoris (65), Luke List (71) and Australia's Cameron Percy (67) sharing eighth at 12 under.
Swafford had led by two shots through two rounds, then trailed by two shots after three rounds. His up-and-down round featured an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole as part of a 5-under-par 31 on the front nine but then a double-bogey 6 on the par-4 13th hole and a bogey on the par-4 15th.
His only birdie on the back nine came on a mid-range putt at No. 17, after he missed an opportunity at No. 16.
"I actually hit two good shots on 16 and really didn't hit a great putt and I was kind of bummed out," Swafford said. "I was like, man, you've got to step up and just hit a good flighted 6-iron. I've done it a hundred thousand times, love hitting that golf shot. Man, it was a good one and an even better putt."
The only previous PGA Tour win for Swafford, 33, came at the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge. He has yet to make a cut at a major championship.
Swafford said of the latest victory, "Man, it's amazing. Words can't really describe it. Last two years have been tough. Not family-wise, though. Me and my wife had our first son, life's great and golf was really hard, and to do this, it's fun. This is why I get up and grind."
McCumber produced a bogey-free round that featured two birdies on the front nine and four on the back nine.
"Definitely just take the momentum, move on to the next week, for sure," McCumber said. "All the stuff I was working on I feel like I did pretty well this week, staying patient and staying focused, so a lot of positives out this week obviously. And hats off to (Swafford) for a clutch finish, too, birdieing 17 and two-putting from where he did on 18, it's just really good."
--Field Level Media