An unbelievable finish earned Ethan Tracy his first Web.com Tour win. Seriously unbelievable, as in not to be believed.
Tracy closed the Colombia Championship birdie-eagle, a Sunday salvo that earned him a 6-under 65 and a spot in a playoff with Roberto Diaz. He would close out the victory with a birdie on the second playoff hole.
But that doesn’t tell the whole story. Diaz was in the clubhouse at 13 under as Tracy stood over his third shot at the par-5 18th at Bogota Country Club two shots back.
He needed to hole the shot for eagle to force the playoff. And he did.
Yes, that really happened. And he still had to be clutch to close it out. His putt to win in the playoff was some 20 feet away, and he drained it.
Wow. Tracy did this all in just his fourth career Web.com Tour start, too. Tracy, 27, turned pro in 2012 after a college career at Arkansas and has had starts on four different PGA Tour-affiliated circuits. Since 2015, Kraft has played in 18 Mackenzie Tour, seven PGA Tour Latinoamerica, four PGA Tour and four Web.com Tour events.
Diaz closed in 64 at Bogota Country Club to earn that playoff spot and loss. The 30-year-old Mexican player was also looking for his first Web.com Tour win but instead earned his second runner-up in 60 starts on the circuit.
Brandon Harkins, a 54-hole co-leader, closed in 70 to fall to a tie for third at 12 under with Alex Kang (closing 66). Andrew Landry, the other 54-hole co-leader, dropped to T-17 after finishing with 75.
Tracy had missed the cut in his first two Web.com Tour starts of 2017, shooting 76 or worse in all four rounds. For the week in Colombia, Tracy was in the 60s all four rounds.
Golf can be crazy, nobody understands that more than Tracy after Sunday.