SAO PAULO – Peter Malnati won the Brazil Champions on Sunday for second Web.com Tour title, birdieing the final three holes for a 5-under 66 and a four-stroke victory.
Malnati finished at 22-under 262 at Sao Paulo Golf Club. He earned $153,000 to jump from 88th to second on the money list, putting him in position to earn a PGA Tour card.
“This is a big win. This is a big event. That’s the best kind of stress ever,” said Malnati, whose wife, Alicia, caddied for him. “That’s so much fun, but it really is stressful. I don’t know the math but this is one of our biggest purses and it doesn’t guarantee me of anything, it does help a lot to get me back to the PGA Tour and that’s been my goal from the start.”
The former University of Missouri player also won the tour’s News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Julian Etulain (64), Henrik Norlander (64), John Mallinger (66), Timothy Madigan (66), Matt Davidson (68), Abraham Ancer (69) and Tyler Duncan (70) tied for second.
Canadians Brad Fritsch and Ted Brown failed to make the 36-hole cut.