Hernandez wins South Beach International Am

Juan Pablo Hernandez with former Arizona head coach Rick LaRose.

Juan Pablo Hernandez with former Arizona head coach Rick LaRose.

Juan Pablo Hernandez of Mexico City, Mexico, won the South Beach International Amateur on Dec. 21, thanks in part to a final-round 3-under 68. Hernandez finished the 54-hole event at Miami Beach (Fla.) Golf Club with a 10-under 273.

Hernandez, a senior at Arizona, finished four shots ahead of Hank Lebioda of Winter Springs, Fla. Lebioda, a Florida State freshman, shot 6-under 277. Lebioda’s Seminole teammate Daniel Berger won the Dixie Amateur on Friday.

Tommy Mou, who won the 2010 New Years Invitational and is a junior at Florida, was third at 4-under 279. Mou held a share of the first-round lead with an opening 5-under 66.

This year marks the second playing of the South Beach International Amateur, an elite South Florida amateur event that overlaps the Dixie Amateur in nearby Coral Springs, Fla. Kelly Kraft won last year’s South Beach Am months after winning the U.S. Amateur.

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