Nico Echavarria wins his maiden PGA Tour title at the 2023 Puerto Rico Open

Mar, 2023

Nico Echavarria is a winner of the PGA Tour.

Echavarria rode a final-round 68 at Grand Reserve Golf Club, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He finished 21 under and beat Akshay Bhattia by two shots at the 2023 Puerto Rico Open. This was the first event of the PGA Tour’s 2023 calendar.

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Echavarria finished in the 60s (67,67,65-68), all four rounds. Over the 72 holes, Echavarria had 22 birdies and two eagles. He also had six bogeys.

Echavarria, a rookie on the PGA Tour said he found something in Friday’s swing and that it carried over to the weekend. He becomes the 10th player to win the Puerto Rico Open, his first career PGA Tour title.

Bhatia began the day in fifth place and finished the day with a solo second. He had a tie for ninth at 2020 Safeway Open. This is his best Tour finish. In 2023, he has two top-10s from four starts on Korn Ferry Tour.

Echavarria won the Puerto Rico Open and was awarded 300 FedEx Cup Points and $684,000.

Carson Young and Nate Lashley tied for third at 16 over, five shots behind. Michael Kim was the sole fifth at 15 over.

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