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Andres Romero captures 1st PGA Tour title

March 30, 2008 at 7:58 PM   |   Comments

NEW ORLEANS, March 30 (UPI) -- Andres Romero of Argentina shot a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to win his first PGA Tour title, topping Peter Lonard by one shot in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Romero finished at 13-under-par 275.

Weather delays Saturday forced many players, including Romero, to complete their third round early Sunday. Romero birdied his last two holes of the round and carded a 65 before heading on to the final 18 holes.

"I am very happy to win my first event on the PGA Tour," Romero said.

Lonard closed with a 3-under-par 69, finishing at 12-under 276. Tim Wilkinson was third, another stroke back, after a final-found 67.

Woody Austin needed a birdie on the last hole to force a playoff but drove into the left rough and then landed in water next to the green, ending up with a double-bogey.

Austin tied for fourth-place with Padraig Harrington and Nicholas Thompson at 10-under 278.

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