Carranza wins Latinoamerica event in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil (Sports Network) - Clodomiro Carranza bested Jose de Jesus Rodriguez on the first playoff hole Saturday to win the Brazil Open.

Carranza fired a 6-under 65 in the final round to match Rodriguez at 15-under- par 269. Rodriguez closed with a 3-under 68 at Sao Fernando Golf Club.

The duo headed to a playoff, where Carranza needed just one hole to dispatch Rodriguez and earn his first win the Latinoamerica Golf Tour.

Matias O'Curry, who won the last tour event in Colombia, fired a 9-under 62 to end alone in third at minus-13.

Third-round leader Rafael Campos stumbled to a 5-over 76. He was joined in fourth place at 10-under-par 274 by Andres Echavarria (67), Christian Espinoza (69) and Jorge Monroy (71).


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