Spaniard closes with 60 to win Austrian Open

Spain’s Rafael Cabrera Bello produced one of the most sizzling final rounds in European Tour history to win the Austrian Open near Vienna.

Cabrera Bello, eight shots behind the leaders after the third round, fired an 11-under-par 60 to storm up the leaderboard and edge England’s Benn Barham by a single stroke.

The first-time Tour winner ended up with a total of 20-under-par 264 while Denmark’s Soren Hansen was third on 267.

The 25-year-old could even afford to miss a 30-foot eagle attempt as he became the third player on the Tour to score 60 on the final day. He said on the European Tour website:

“It’s just amazing. I played the best golf of my life and I can’t believe it. I was so far back I wasn’t thinking about winning. I just tried to play a shot at a time and today it worked out really, really good.”

Bahram was three shots in the lead overnight but Cabrera Bello started chipping away from the third hole onwards, picking up three birdies and four more from the eighth to 11th.

The Spaniard collected further shots on the 13th, 14th and 16th at the Fontana Golf Club.

On the LPGA Tour, Choi Na-yeon, of South Korea, achieved her breakthrough title when she won the Samsung World Chmapionship at Torrey Pines.

After losing a seven-stroke lead, Choi held her nerve to birdie the final hole and hold off the strong challenge of Japanese ace Ai Miyazato, who found water on the last.

She finished with a total of 16-under-par 272 after carding one-under 71 while Miyazato settled for 273 after her 69, the lowest round of the day.

In third place was South Korean Shin Jiyai on 277.

Meanwhile, there was no tournament on the PGA Tour as players prepare for this week’s final event of the FedEx Series, the Tour Championship.

One Response to “Spaniard closes with 60 to win Austrian Open”

  1. Carlos Tondo says:

    Great story Andy. This Cabrera guys are really good golfers.

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