Otaegui fires to win Scottish Championship

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Otaegui fires to win Scottish Championship


Otaegui, whose earlier two European Tour wins got here in head-to-head match play occasions, used all his expertise to overpower English duo Matt Wallace and Aaron Rai for his first stroke-play title at Fairmont St Andrews.

“To have the ability to win in Scotland, particularly right here in St Andrews, the house of golf, it means rather a lot to me,” stated Otaegui, who claimed his first Tour win because the 2018 Belgian Knockout.

“Stroke play is my favorite method of golf, I feel it is the correct method. You need to play very solidly and really persistently all 4 rounds, which I feel I did. I am very pleased to have the ability to win stroke play as nicely.”

In a single day chief Wallace had dropped only one stroke all week however his tee shot on the primary gap ended up behind a wall and he made a bogey.

“To have the ability to win in Scotland, particularly right here in St Andrews, the house of golf, it means rather a lot to me.” – Adrian Otaegui

Otaegui, 27, began with a 25-foot putt for a birdie earlier than gaining 4 extra strokes to make the flip at 31.

Each Wallace and Otaegui carded bogeys on the tenth however the Spaniard recovered remarkably nicely to card 5 extra birdies to complete at 23-under.

Wallace took second spot at 19-under after signing for 71, whereas Scottish Open champion Rai completed six off the tempo in third with a bogey-free 66.

Englishman Garrick Porteous’ title problem pale away late within the day when he dropped three strokes within the remaining three holes to slide into tied-fourth alongside compatriot Chris Paisley.

Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington and former World No.1 Lee Westwood each ended 11 strokes off the lead in a share of 14th after rounds of 68 and 67 respectively.


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