Richmond, VA – Paola Moreno birdied the final hole Sunday to pull out a win the Eagle Classic, while a bogey at 18 left Jenny Gleason with an agonizing runner-up finish.
Moreno carded a 3-under 69 to finish the tournament at 9-under-par 207, and earned her second Symetra Tour victory. The Colombian also won the 2010 Texas Hill Country Classic.
Gleason (70) missed out on her second title of the season after ending at minus-8.
The pair began the final round at Richmond Country Club tied for first, sitting at minus-6.
Gleason put together a clean front nine, which included birdies at four and nine, then birdied 14 to reach minus-9.
Moreno was two strokes behind at that point, having carded two birdies and a bogey on her front side. She pulled even with Gleason thanks to birdies at 15 and 16, but gave one of those strokes back with a bogey at the following hole.
However, the 18th made all the difference. Moreno rolled in a birdie, while Gleason couldn't save par to eliminate the possibility of a playoff.