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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The growth of professional golf continues to spread its tournaments southward into Latin America in the run-up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Golfweek has learned that a new Web.com Tour event will be held outside of Cartagena, Colombia in March 2015.

The tournament will be played at Karibana Golf Club, a Nicklaus Design course, according to a source with the Colombian Golf Federation. A PGA Tour official said the new tournament home will become a TPC facility, joining TPC Cancun as the only TPC courses outside the U.S.

Earlier, there were ...

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Brentley Romine
Blayne Barber notched his first Web.com Tour victory at the 2014 South Georgia Classic.
Blayne Barber notched his first Web.com Tour victory at the 2014 South Georgia Classic.

Blayne Barber earned his first Web.com Tour victory Sunday, winning the South Georgia Classic at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga.

Barber, who grew up about an hour away in Lake City, Fla., closed with a 5-under 67 to finish at 15-under 273. After entering the final round two shots off the lead, he made seven birdies with his only mistake coming at the par-4 12th, where he made double bogey.

"It feels so great," Barber said. "I didn't look at a scoreboard all day and I'm realizing now that it happened. Today was just a ...

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Jim McCabe
Mike Miller during the 2014 Valero Texas Open on PGA Tour.
Mike Miller during the 2014 Valero Texas Open on PGA Tour.

That Mike Miller is teeing it up in this week’s Web.com Tour stop, the South Georgia Classic, is a tribute to his doggedness.

When the door shut on Miller's bid to win an exemption into the tournament a few weeks ago, he could have returned to the eGolf Tour. Instead, coming close made him only more determined. “It gets me fired up and excited,” he said.

So, a few weeks later, Miller went to another door – the Monday qualifier – and with a round of 67 secured a spot into the South Georgia Classic, which gets underway Thursday ...

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Brentley Romine
Carlos Ortiz
Carlos Ortiz

Carlos Ortiz notched his second Web.com Tour victory of the season, capturing the El Bosque Mexico Championship April 13 at El Bosque Country Club in Leon, Mexico.

The 22-year-old rookie from Guadalajara, Mexico, who won last month’s Panama Claro Championship for his first career pro victory, closed with a 4-under 68 to finish at 13-under 275. Former Alabama standout Justin Thomas, who shot a final-round 69, finished two shots back in solo second.

“It’s an honor to win here in Mexico,” said Ortiz, who played his college golf at North Texas. “It makes everyone so happy around ...

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Brentley Romine
Carlos Ortiz
Carlos Ortiz

Carlos Ortiz closed birdie-eagle to cap a 6-under 66 and grab a share of the third-round lead Saturday at the Web.com Tour's El Bosque Mexico Championship.

At 9 under, Ortiz is tied with Nathan Green for the lead at 9 under entering Sunday's final round at El Bosque Golf Club in Leon, Mexico.

Ortiz, a rookie who played college golf at North Texas, is trying for his second victory of the season – he won the Panama Claro Championship last month. He's made four of five cuts and has four finished of T-22 or better, including the ...

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Cassie Stein
Justin Thomas – shown here at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open – holds the 36-hole lead at the Web.com Tour's El Bosque Mexico Championship.
Justin Thomas – shown here at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open – holds the 36-hole lead at the Web.com Tour's El Bosque Mexico Championship.

Former Alabama All-American Justin Thomas leads at the Web.com Tour’s El Bosque Mexico Championship.

Thomas, a native of Goshen, Ky., shot rounds of 66-70 to take a one-shot lead over Nathan Green and Sam Saunders at El Bosque Country Club in Leon, Mexico.

“I’ve just been staying really patient and really calm,” Thomas said in a Web.com Tour release. “I’m just trying to hit each shot the best I can … I know I’ve put everything into it.”

Thomas is looking for his first professional victory of his career. The 20-year-old – who will turn 21 ...

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Kris Blanks celebrates after making his putt to defeat Brett Stegmaier in a three-hole playoff at the Web.com Tour Chitimacha Louisiana Open.
Kris Blanks celebrates after making his putt to defeat Brett Stegmaier in a three-hole playoff at the Web.com Tour Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

BROUSSARD, La. — Kris Blanks won the Louisiana Open on Sunday for his second career Web.com Tour title, closing a 9-under 62 and beating Brett Stegmaier with a 10-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff.

"I kind of knew what the putt was doing and it was just a matter of getting it on line," Blanks said. "I just thought the heck with it, 'Let's try to end this and let everybody go home.'"

Seven strokes behind leader Kyle Reifers at the start of the round, Blanks matched Stegmaier at 14-under 270 at La Triomphe and ...

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Cassie Stein
Kyle Reifers will take a one-shot lead into Sunday’s final-round of the Web.com Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open.
Kyle Reifers will take a one-shot lead into Sunday’s final-round of the Web.com Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

Kyle Reifers will take a one-shot lead into Sunday’s final-round of the Web.com Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

The 2006 Wake Forest graduate fired a 5-under 66 during the third round at Le Triomphe Country Club in Broussard, La. Reifers is at 12-under 201 for the tournament.

In two events in 2014 on the Web.com Tour, Reifers has only one made cut and finished in a tie for third at the Chile Classic.

Reifers, 30, is looking for his second Web.com Tour victory and first since the 2006 Chattanooga Classic.

Blayne Barber and Brett Stegmaier are ...

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Cassie Stein
Carlos Ortiz
Carlos Ortiz

Carlos Ortiz won the Panama Claro Championship on Sunday to earn his first Web.com Tour title. The former North Texas player shot a 6-under 64 in the final round at Panama Golf Club for a four-shot victory.

Ortiz, 22, finished at 12-under 268 and earned $112,500, and jumped from seventh to second on the Web.com Tour money list for a total of $171,500. The Mexico native is $63,650 behind Alex Cejka, the winner of the season-opening Colombia Championship.

Jason Gore finished second at 8 under. Former Florida State player Daniel Berger, Derek Fathauer and Aron ...

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Nick Masuda
The Alabama men's golf team celebrated their national championship with President Obama at the White House on Monday.
The Alabama men's golf team celebrated their national championship with President Obama at the White House on Monday.

At 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Justin Thomas was sitting in an airport in Chile, fresh off a tie for 12th at the Web.com Tour's Chile Classic.

By 8 a.m. Monday, the former Alabama All-American was sitting in Washington (after a 5:30 a.m. connection in Atlanta), waiting to meet President Barack Obama.

Forgive Thomas if he was a bit wiped out at 10 p.m. Monday at home in Goshen, Ky., by the time he stepped off his third plane of the day.

"My passport is getting pretty stamped up," said Thomas, who was in ...

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Brentley Romine
Adam Hadwin leads after three rounds of the Web.com Tour's Chile Classic.
Adam Hadwin leads after three rounds of the Web.com Tour's Chile Classic.

Canadian Adam Hadwin carded a 5-under 67 Saturday to grab the third-round lead at the Chile Classic.

Hadwin is 13 under through three rounds at Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile. He leads by one shot over Kyle Reifers, Scott Pinckney and Manuel Villegas, the brother of PGA Tour player Camilo Villegas.

Fourteen players are currently 10 under or better with three of those player shooting 65 or better on Saturday.

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Brentley Romine

Byron Smith shot 6-under 66 Friday to grab the second-round lead at the Web.com Tour's Chile Classic.

At 13 under, Smith leads Jorge Fernandez-Valdes by a shot at Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile. Co-first-round leaders Sebastian Vazquez, Garth Mulroy followed 64s with 70, 71 and 72, respectively.

Former Auburn standout Blayne Barber carded a 66 of his own to move into a tie for seventh at 8 under. Former Alabama star Justin Thomas is tied for 14th at 7 under.

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Brentley Romine
Garth Mulroy shares the first-round lead at the Web.com Tour's Chile Classic.
Garth Mulroy shares the first-round lead at the Web.com Tour's Chile Classic.

Garth Mulroy, Henrik Norlander and Sebastian Vazquez each carded an 8-under 64 to grab a share of the first-round lead at the Web.com Tour's Chile Classic.

Mulroy was bogey-free while Norlander and Vazquez made just one bogey apiece Thursday at Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile.

Byron Smith is a shot back at 7 under.

Sixty-seven players shot under par in the first round, including notables Kyle Reifers (68), Andres Gonzalez (69), Justin Thomas (69), Harold Varner III (70) and Daniel Berger (71).

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Golfweek Staff
Jason Allred might play in the 2014 Honda Classic after the birth of his baby girl (Allred shown here during his top-10 finish at the Northern Trust Open).
Jason Allred might play in the 2014 Honda Classic after the birth of his baby girl (Allred shown here during his top-10 finish at the Northern Trust Open).

After finishing in the top 10 at the Northern Trust Open, Jason Allred earned a spot in this week's Honda Classic that he said might conflict with a baby on the way.

A member of Allred's management team broke the news Monday that it's a girl! Said Tommy Limbaugh, CEO of 4U Management, via Twitter account @tommylimbaugh: "Congratulations to Jason and Kimberly Allred on the arrival of their baby girl about 30 minutes ago. Good timing for Dad & @TheHondaClassic"

Naturally, it's too soon to tell if Allred will certainly make the Honda. But with he and ...

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Bill Zimmerman
Alex Cejka during the second round of the 2013 Hong Kong Open.
Alex Cejka during the second round of the 2013 Hong Kong Open.

With rain taking center stage this weekend, the Web.com Tour-season-opening Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship Presented by Claro was shortened to 54 holes – which gave Alex Cejka the win thanks to a third-round 63 on Sunday.

Cejka had just one bogey during his 63 against nine birdies – including three pair of back-to-back birdies – to finish three shots clear of Andrew D. Putnam and four ahead of Carlos Ortiz.

Earning his first Web.com Tour win, Cejka had finished T-56 at the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am last week.

Bill Lunde finished fourth at 9 under; another shot back at T-5 were Sam Saunders, Justin Thomas and Chris Wilson.

The Web ...

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