PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. – Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, held for the third time at the Corales golf course within the PGA TOUR, was broadcast for the first time in its history on the US national network NBC, in primetime from 3 to 6 p.m. Millions of golf fans around the world were able to appreciate the beauty that Punta Cana and the Corales golf course offer. Tomorrow Sunday, they will also broadcast the closing of the tournament live during the same time.
During the first minutes of the broadcast, Frank Rainieri, president and CEO of Grupo Puntacana, addressed a message to the millions of viewers highlighting the beauty of the Punta Cana destination and its history over 50 years of experience as pioneers of sustainable tourism.
The third round of the tournament closed with American Adam Long as the leader with (-17), maintaining the lead on 54 holes for the first time in his career on the PGA TOUR. In the 54 holes he closed with 199 points, setting a tournament record in his first participation. He featured a bogey-free round (-8), posting a 64, with nine putts in the last 10 holes.
Hudson Swafford, who finished in the lead yesterday in the second round, achieved second place with (-15). He scored an eagle / birdie on holes 7 and 8, and closed the round with 10 consecutive pars.
Meanwhile, in third position was Mackenzie Hughes (-14), who played the last nine holes achieving a -10 and without scoring a bogey in 54 holes. The fourth position was obtained by Xinjun Zhang (-13).
The winner will benefit from 500 FedExCup points, invitations to the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the Masters in April 2021, THE PLAYERS Championship and the PGA Championship.
Participation dominican by Willy Pumarol
Willy Pumarol, the only Dominican to qualify in the tournament, finished with a (-1) and a cumulative of -4, after accumulating rounds of 73-68-71.
After his participation in today’s round, Pumarol expressed: “today I started solid. I made four birdies and three bogeys on various holes, and I kept her close. I gave myself good chances that they did not fall today and I hope tomorrow I can close the tournament better. What I plan to do is play shot by shot and give my best on the field.
He also added: “I know the field very well and I think I can do a good round. This has been an excellent tournament, and I want to congratulate Grupo Puntacana. All the players have said positive things about the tournament and, like me, they are very happy to be here in the Dominican Republic ”.
About the Corales golf course
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club, home to the first and only PGA TOUR Event in the Dominican Republic, was designed by world famous architect Tom Fazio. Opened in 2010, it is located next to the cliffs, bays, natural ocean inlets, inland lakes and coral quarries of the Caribbean Sea. It has 18 holes, six of them facing the sea and culminates with its last three holes known as the “devil’s elbow”, which is positioned among the most spectacular and difficult final holes in the world.
About Puntacana Resort & Club
With three miles of magnificent white sand beaches and 45 holes of championship golf, Puntacana Resort & Club is home to some of the best beach and golf experiences in the Caribbean and is easily accessible via the Punta Cana International Airport. The resort boasts understated elegance, privacy, and unparalleled personalized service, making it one of the favorite destinations among international leaders and renowned personalities.
The third edition of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship has the support of: Universal, Magna (Hyundai), Citi, Texaco (GB Energy), Airport Team Solution, CCS, CEPM, CDN Deportes, Puntacana International Airport, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, Puntacana Resort & Club, Tortuga, Bay, Grupo Dupla, Centro Médico Puntacana, IQ Tek, Hartemontajes, Grupo Raya, Hartemanía, Constructora Llodra, Duty Free Americas, Spectro Lighting, Claro, IMCA, Grayline, JCDecaux, Tu Boleta, Estudio EG, Serviport, Coolekos, Coca Cola, Samsung, Brugal, Nestlé Impulso, Altron traiding Co, Lomo, Banreservas, Canita, Aperol Spritz, Constructora KG, United Petroleum, Nescafé Dolce Gusto, Nescafé, Club Car, PickyPlants, Inzone, Cava Alta and DBI Industrial.