VCU ALUM CAMPOS CAPTURES FIRST PROFESSIONAL TOUR VICTORY

Former VCU standout Rafael Campos shot a 2-under 70 in Sunday's final round on the way to victory at the Web.com Tour's Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at the Abaco Club. Campos finished 7-under overall earn a 1-stroke win over Vincent Whaley.

Campos is the first native Puerto Rican to win a Web.com Tour title.

Windy conditions, which included gusts up to 38 miles per hour, made Sunday's final round a challenge for the field. The average score for the round was 74.646, but Campos mixed in six birdies to offset two bogeys and a double as he rallied from a three-stroke deficit.

"This first win means a lot," Campos told PGATour.com. "For me, for Puerto Rico, for the kids to understand that I'm a kid from the island that worked my butt off and won a tournament. I hope this serves as motivation because we have great talent there. I hope in the future to see many players on the PGA TOUR and the Web.com Tour from Puerto Rico. My phone hasn't stopped vibrating in my pocket since the putt dropped, I know they are celebrating back home."

Campos earned a purse of $108,000, as well as 500 Web.com Tour points for the win. He is the second VCU alumnus to claim a Web.com Tour victory in the past three years. Former teammate Lanto Griffin captured the 2017 Nashville Golf Open and later earned a PGA Tour card.

A four-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection for VCU from 2006-10, Campos helped lead VCU to a CAA Championship in 2009, as well as a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances (2009, 2010). He ranks second in school history in career scoring average (73.34).