Pappas wins weather-shortened Bogota Open

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Brenden Pappas was declared the winner on Sunday of the rain-shortened Bogota Open at The Country Club of Bogota.

Pappas had begun his third round after the second round was completed Sunday morning, but inclement weather forced the cancellation of the third round. Scores reverted back to the end of the second round, where Pappas' nine-under 133 was good enough for the victory.

It was a fortunate circumstance for Pappas, who had fallen into a five-way tie for the lead a few holes into the third round. Instead, he finished one shot better than Matt Every, who shot a pair of 67s to come in at eight-under 134.

Only half the field had finished the second round Saturday by the time play was suspended after rain and lightning forced the first round into three different days, and tournament officials had hoped to get 54 holes in.

The second round resumed at 7 a.m. (et) on Sunday and was finished with Pappas still in the lead after his five-under 66 on Saturday, but lightning forced another delay after the third round was about 2 1/2 hours old. Play never resumed.

Nationwide Tour rules stipulate that the tournament could not end on Monday.

Pappas made a late run on Saturday to gain the lead, recording an eagle, six birdies and three bogeys. He birdied three of the final four holes.

It was Pappas' second career victory on the Nationwide Tour and first since the 2006 Rex Hospital Open.

Julian Etulain, Clayton Rask, Won Joon Lee, Scott Brown and David Vanegas tied for third at minus-seven, while Bubba Dickerson, Tyrone Van Aswegen and Darron Stiles shared eighth at six-under par.

NOTES: First-round leader Andrew Parr shared 19th at three-under 139 after shooting a three-over 74 in his second round...Steve Pate, the 2010 champion, missed the cut...The Nationwide Tour returns in three weeks with the Louisiana Open, which was won by Fabian Gomez in 2010.


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