Puerto Rico Open - R4

Martin Trainer wins first PGA title

February 21-24
Coco Beach Golf & CC,  Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
$3,000,000


Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


American Martin Trainer fired a five-under par 67 in Sunday’s final round to capture his first US PGA Tour victory by winning the Puerto Rico Open.


In only his 12th PGA start, Trainer finished 72 holes at the Rio Grande resort on 15-under par 273 for a three-stroke triumph over Canada’s Roger Sloan, Australian Aaron Baddeley and Americans Johnson Wagner and Daniel Berger.

“Disbelief — now that I’ve won it’s just a total dream come true,” Trainer said.

Trainer, ranked 286th in the world, struggled as a Monday qualifier and on developmental tours to play in events but earned a place on the PGA Tour this season and took his first title in a campaign where his main goal was only to keep his job.

“It has been an incredible journey,” Trainer said. “I could never have imagined this would have happened. It happened today.

“Along the way there were a lot of times I had to play under a lot of pressure to keep my card. That’s as tough as playing down the stretch.”

Trainer claims a berth in May’s PGA Championship and a tour exemption through the 2020-21 campaign.


Trainer birdied three of the first five holes, took back-to-back bogeys at the par-3 sixth and par-4 seventh, then responded with back-to-back birdies at nine and 10 and closed calmly with birdies at the par-5 15th and 18th to secure the triumph.

“I was not composed. Inside it was utter turmoil,” Trainer said. “But I drew on my experience of winning on the Web.com Tour to try and stay calm.

“It all came together and I was able to keep it together.”

Just two weeks ago, Trainer shared 28th at Pebble Beach for what had been his best career finish.

This was only his fifth PGA result after having missed six prior cuts.

American Shawn Stefani and South Africa’s Charl schwartzel shared sixth on 277.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Martin Trainer
USA
-15
70
67
69
67
273
T2
Daniel Berger
USA
-12
70
71
69
66
276
T2
Roger Sloan
CAN
-12
70
67
72
67
276
T2
Johnson Wagner
USA
-12
69
69
69
69
276
T2
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-12
70
68
66
72
276
T6
Shawn Stefani
USA
-11
70
71
71
65
277
T6
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-11
71
68
72
66
277
T8
Ben Crane
USA
-10
68
69
71
70
278
T8
Nate Lashley
USA
-10
68
68
69
73
278
T10
Austen Truslow
USA
-9
70
71
72
66
279
T10
Scott Brown
USA
-9
71
71
69
68
279
T10
J. J. Henry
USA
-9
74
69
67
69
279
T10
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-9
68
68
72
71
279
T10
Wyndham Clark
USA
-9
70
68
69
72
279
T10
Joey Garber
USA
-9
68
74
65
72
279
T16
Adam Schenk
USA
-8
75
69
69
67
280
T16
Sepp Straka
AUT
-8
67
73
71
69
280
T16
Cameron Davis
AUS
-8
73
71
67
69
280
T16
Matthew Every
USA
-8
72
70
68
70
280
T16
D. J. Trahan
USA
-8
69
67
71
73
280
T21
Derek Fathauer
USA
-7
72
71
71
67
281
T21
John Chin
USA
-7
74
70
70
67
281
T21
Martin Flores
USA
-7
69
73
69
70
281
T21
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-7
71
67
70
73
281
T25
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-6
72
72
70
68
282
T25
Brendon Todd
USA
-6
70
73
70
69
282
T25
Cameron Tringale
USA
-6
71
73
69
69
282
T25
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-6
71
71
70
70
282
T25
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-6
74
71
67
70
282
T25
Curtis Luck
AUS
-6
70
68
73
71
282
T25
David Hearn
CAN
-6
68
73
70
71
282
T25
Andres Romero
ARG
-6
66
73
69
74
282
T25
Roberto Castro
USA
-6
68
72
68
74
282
T25
Martin Piller
USA
-6
68
73
66
75
282
T35
Alex Kang
USA
-5
68
75
70
70
283
T35
Julian Etulain
ARG
-5
72
70
70
71
283
T35
Parker McLachlin
USA
-5
72
70
69
72
283
T35
Kramer Hickok
USA
-5
69
71
70
73
283
T35
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-5
71
69
70
73
283
T35
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-5
70
71
69
73
283
T35
Boo Weekley
USA
-5
72
73
65
73
283
T42
Chad Campbell
USA
-4
70
74
72
68
284
T42
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-4
70
72
73
69
284
T42
D. A. Points
USA
-4
71
72
72
69
284
T42
Tim Herron
USA
-4
71
71
72
70
284
T42
Brian Davis
ENG
-4
69
74
68
73
284
T47
Bryson Nimmer
USA
-3
69
75
72
69
285
T47
Tom Lovelady
USA
-3
70
73
72
70
285
T49
Robert Allenby
AUS
-2
72
73
73
68
286
T49
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-2
68
77
73
68
286
T49
Rafael Campos
PRI
-2
73
68
74
71
286
T49
David Lingmerth
SWE
-2
69
75
71
71
286
T49
Ben Griffin
CAN
-2
74
71
69
72
286
T49
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-2
71
74
69
72
286
T55
Matt Jones
AUS
-1
72
72
74
69
287
T55
Tom Hoge
USA
-1
70
72
75
70
287
T55
Jim Knous
USA
-1
71
70
74
72
287
T55
Ryan Blaum
USA
-1
70
70
72
75
287
T59
Trevor Immelman
RSA
Par
72
71
72
73
288
T59
Zac Blair
USA
Par
71
73
70
74
288
T59
Robert Streb
USA
Par
75
69
69
75
288
T62
Tyler Duncan
USA
1
71
73
74
71
289
T62
Billy Hurley III
USA
1
74
69
73
73
289
T62
John Senden
AUS
1
74
69
74
72
289
T62
Ken Duke
USA
1
71
72
70
76
289
T66
Derek Ernst
USA
3
72
70
76
73
291
T66
Peter Uihlein
USA
3
71
73
74
73
291
T66
Chris Couch
USA
3
70
75
73
73
291
69
Chris Thompson
USA
4
74
71
73
74
292
70
Arjun Atwal
IND
6
72
73
74
75
294
T71
Chad Collins
USA
7
71
74
76
74
295
T71
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
7
71
74
75
75
295
T71
Jonathan Kaye
USA
7
73
72
73
77
295
T71
Charlie Wi
KOR
7
74
71
73
77
295
75
Wes Roach
USA
8
74
71
76
75
296
CUT
Charlie Beljan
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
2
69
77
146
CUT
Frank Lickliter
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
2
71
75
146
CUT
Jay McLuen
USA
2
77
69
146
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Nick Heinen
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
2
72
74
146
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
2
73
73
146
CUT
William Cannon
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Edward Figueroa
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
George McNeill
USA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
NOR
3
72
75
147
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
3
73
74
147
CUT
Sam Horsfield
ENG
3
75
72
147
CUT
Taylor Pendrith
CAN
3
72
75
147
CUT
Will MacKenzie
USA
3
76
71
147
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Chris Smith
USA
4
72
76
148
CUT
David Duval
USA
4
79
69
148
CUT
Derek Lamely
USA
4
78
70
148
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Hunter Hamrick
USA
4
73
75
148
CUT
Jason Bohn
USA
4
75
73
148
CUT
John Merrick
USA
4
73
75
148
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
4
75
73
148
CUT
Troy Matteson
USA
4
73
75
148
CUT
Omar Uresti
USA
5
71
78
149
CUT
Spike McRoy
USA
5
72
77
149
CUT
Todd Hamilton
USA
5
73
76
149
CUT
Dicky Pride
USA
6
75
75
150
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
6
73
77
150
CUT
Yuwa Kosaihira
JAP
6
76
74
150
CUT
Angel Cabrera
ARG
7
73
78
151
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
7
74
77
151
CUT
Daniel Chopra
SWE
7
75
76
151
CUT
Jeronimo Esteve
PUR
7
75
76
151
CUT
John Rollins
USA
7
77
74
151
CUT
Ted Purdy
USA
7
77
74
151
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
8
74
78
152
CUT
Eric Axley
USA
8
75
77
152
CUT
Max Alverio
PRI
8
78
74
152
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
9
78
75
153
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
9
79
74
153
CUT
Kyle Sanders
USA
9
75
78
153
CUT
Alexander Hicks
USA
10
77
77
154
CUT
Cameron Beckman
USA
10
75
79
154
CUT
Hiram Silfa
DOM
10
71
83
154
CUT
Heath Slocum
USA
11
77
78
155
CUT
Marc Turnesa
USA
11
76
79
155
CUT
Robert Gamez
USA
12
77
79
156
RET
Jason Gore
USA
Par
0
RET
Neal Lancaster
USA
Par
83
83
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