Sunday, April 15, 2012
Alex Aragon wins Nationwide Tour stop at TPC Stonebrae. Beats 3 others by single shot.
Had there not been a delay in play Thursday morning, Alex Aragon would have been disqualified. At 6am he discovered his keys were in his golf bag locked in the truck of his car. AAA came to the rescue and he made his tee time. Friday started in dismal fashion, when he lost his wallet, waiting around all day to play and hit one shot before the horn sounded. But the Stanford grad rolled with the punches, putting together weekend rounds of 67 and today's 4 under 66 to prevail by one stroke over Paul Haley II, Duffy Waldorf, and Matt Harmon. Aragon's 10 underpar total earned his first Nationwide Tour victory and $108,000. Despite the weather and personal challenges, Aragon always kept his eye on the prize. Winning was his only focus, calling Friday "the worst day ever". Alex played 33 holes Saturday to complete rounds 2 & 3, and prevailed on Sunday. Waldorf, Haley and Harmon all missed birdie putts on 18 to force a playoff.