PGA: Mackenzie Hughes third in Punta Cana

PGA: Mackenzie Hughes third in Punta Cana

Canada's Mackenzie Hughes posted his best result since last June, finishing third in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday in the Dominican Republic.

This is the first time since the Travelers Championship and the fourth time in his career that the Ontarian has finished in the top three at a PGA event.

In the final round of this tournament presented in the Caribbean, Hughes handed in a card of 70 (-2), which represents his worst performance of the week. He had a sawtooth round, amassing four bogeys, four birdies and an eagle. He finished his job with a cumulative score of 272 (-16), two strokes behind the winner.

It was the American Hudson Swafford who was crowned champion of the event. Whoever was the leader after the first two rounds had dropped a step after Saturday's race. On the last day, he rolled up his sleeves and played 69 (-3). He therefore finished his run with a total of 270 (-18) shots.

It was his compatriot Tyler McCumber who took second place, he who achieved one of the best performances of the day with a 66 (-6). The American has achieved six birdies and has never been faulted. He ended with a strike from the winner.

54-hole leader Adam Long broke under the pressure. He handed in a 75 (+3) card and finished his run in fifth place.

There was another representative of the maple leaf who survived the chopper. Ontarian David Hearn hit 71 (-1) strokes on his last lap, finishing 33rd, along with seven other golfers.

Remember that Canadians Graham DeLaet, Michael Gligic, Roger Sloan and Corey Conners were unable to qualify for the weekend's rounds.

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