American professional golfer Joel Dahmen is the champion of the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Dahmen started the day tied with the Puerto Rican Rafa Campos with -10, but his round of 70 versus Rafa’s 71 strokes was the difference so that Joel had the opportunity to lift the trophy in front of a small but warm fan that gathered in Corales.
“It was an emotional round. I was very focused on each shot, and at one point I felt the pressure from my competitors. I finally got the opportunity to lift the trophy that gives me my first victory on the PGA Tour and it is something that nothing or no one can take me away”, said Dahmen after his final round.
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“For us, they have been four years of challenges Today we culminate one of the most important weeks for the promotion of the country as a great tourist destination because with this event the world has seen that the Dominican Republic is a country open to the world and that it contemplates the protocols that this pandemic requires of us. I congratulate our champion Joel Dahmen, and I thank our staff for their great work and dedication this week, “said Frank Rainieri, president and CEO of Grupo Puntacana.
The trophy ceremony for the champion was held on the green of the 18th hole of Corales, and was attended by Mr. Rainieri, Frank Elías Rainieri, Senior VP of Business of the Puntacana Group, and Stephen Cox, Senior Director of Rules and PGA TOUR Competitions.
With his triumph, Dahmen obtains a 5.4-million-dollar prize, 300 FEDEX Cup points, and the PGA Tour card for the 2020-2021 and 2022-2023 seasons., and a place in the following events of the 2020-2021 season: The RBC Heritage, PGA Championship, Charles Schwab Challenge, and The Memorial Tournament and places in the following tournaments of the 2021-2022 season: Sentry Tournament of Champions, The American Express, The Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship, and The RBC Heritage.