Kocher Wins El Bosque Mexico Championship By INNOVA

David Kocher


LEON, Mexico — David Kocher two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th hole to win a three-man playoff on the first extra hole in El Bosque Mexico Championship for his first Korn Ferry Tour title.

Kocher closed with a 3-under 69 and joined Paul Barjon of France (71) and Chad Ramey (66) in the playoff at Bosque Country Club. Barjon three-putted for par on the final hole in regulation.

Ramey opened with five straight birdies and shot 29 on the front nine. But he bogeyed the 15th and 16th holes to slip into the three-man playoff.

Kocher won last year on the PGA Tour Series China.

Matt Atkins was tied for the lead until a bogey on the par-5 closing hole gave him a 70. He tied for fourth with Dylan Wu (69) and Mito Pereira, the 54-hole leader who closed with a 75.

Pereira, who won earlier this year in the Bogota Classic, moved to the top of the points list.