The 2018 Punta Mita Invitational Pro/Am Champions 

Brett Rumford (European Tour) / Troy Matteson (PGA Tour) & Jim Tafel (a), Travis Spriggs (a), John Little (a)

 

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Day 1 Recap 

After the first round, the leaderboard was bunched with only 4 shots separating the leaders from the last place team. Even a breezy day on the difficult Bahia course couldn't separate the field. Two teams held the top spots, lead by touring pros Brett Rumford (European Tour) and Allen Doyle (Champions Tour). Doyle's team was impressed by the veteran’s amazing game from inside 150 yards. Rumford’s team was strong, with all 4 players pulling their weight in the gross team score (the only team that had a better gross score than their net score).

Day 2 Recap 

The two teams that started the day in the lead separated themselves from the rest of the field with some stellar play from the amateurs and tour pros. The Rumford/Matteson and Tafel/Spriggs/Little team stayed consistent throughout the day, with their tour pro, Troy Matteson (PGA Tour), leading them to victory. A late day charge lead to a close 2nd place finish for the Doyle/Oakey and Pipken/Reed/Stewart team.

 

Top 3 Finishers

1st Place (-19):   Brett Rumford (European Tour) / Troy Matteson (PGA Tour) & Jim Tafel (a), Travis Spriggs (a), John Little (a)                                 

2nd Place (-16):  Allen Doyle (Champions Tour) / Derek Oakey (PGA Tour Canada) & Turk Pipken (a), Reed Clemons (a), Sarah Stewart (a)   

3rd Place (-15):  Troy Matteson (PGA Tour) / Bret Rumford (European Tour) & Chuck Blackman (a), Scott Parris (a), Rick Morgenstern (a)  

 

2018 Touring Professionals

Brett Rumford - European Tour (6 Time Winner)

Craig Stadler - Champions Tour (Masters Champion & 13 Time PGA Tour Winner)

Troy Matteson - PGA Tour (2 Time Winner) 

Allen Doyle - Champions Tour (Back to Back US Senior Open Champion & 11 Time Champions Tour Winner)

Derek Oakey - PGA Tour Canada 

Shane Bertsch - PGA Tour 

Julia Roth - Symetra Tour 

Emily Collins - Symetra Tour