2005: Americas - Barbetti wins Puerto Rico Open

Ponce, Puerto Rico

The playoff for the Puerto Rico Open May 15 was also a battle of the Argentinians, as Daniel Barbetti made a 10-foot birdie putt at the first extra hole to defeat compatriot Eduardo Argiro.

The players began the final round trailing Carlos Larrain of Venezuela and leading American Geoffrey Sisk. Barbetti, Argiro and Sisk finished in the same order, as all three matched 7-under-par 65s in the final round.

Barbetti and Argiro completed regulation play at 20-under-par 268 before they went to a playoff at the 18th hole, a 181-yard par-3.

“I saw the putting line very clear and said to myself, ‘Just touch it and it will go in,’ and it did,” said the 22-year-old Barbetti.

To take home the $22,500 winner’s check and his first Tour of the Americas victory, the young Argentine mastered the putter. He got off to a hot birdie-birdie start to take the lead, but four others grabbed at least a share of the lead throughout the final round.

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