Cotner took a one-shot lead over Bellflower into the final round. That lead remained as the two men made the turn at the Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City, Ore. Neither man made a move on the back nine, until Cotner birdied the par-4 17th. Both men parred the final hole to give Cotner the $72,000 first-place check.
Cotner was born in Mexico, grew up in Hawaii and went to college at the University of North Texas. The well-traveled 29-year-old moves from 94th to 35th on the 2000 money list.