Mathis Prevails in Mexico


Canadian Tour-LargeMORELIA, Mexico -- David Mathis fired an 8-under 64 to come from behind and win the Michelin Morelia Classic on Saturday. Mathis finished at 17-under-par 271 for his first career victory on the Canadian Tour.
Michael Walton, who held the lead heading into the final round at Tres Marias Residential Golf Club, carded an even-par 72 to share second place with Chris Baryla at 16-under-par 272. Peter Tomasulo shot a 62 to take fourth place at 15-under-par 273.
Mathis was seven shots back to start the day and caught fire on the front side with four consecutive birdies starting at the par-four second. He found trouble with a bogey at the 11th but countered with back-to-back birdies from the 11th.
The 31-year-old continued his fine play with an eagle at the par-5 16th and clinched his maiden title with a birdie at the par-5 18th.
'To be honest, I didn't think I had a chance today,' said Mathis. 'To win, I'm just completely perplexed. This is just awesome.'
Ryan Miller, Stephen Gangluff and Russell Surber tied for fifth place at 14-under-par 274. Brad Fritsch, Robert Hamilton and Jose Trauwitz followed at 12-under-par 276.
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