Sport Garrick Higgo completes Canary Islands double with Tenerife win
Kieffer in front of the final round on Gran Canaria in good position
After just missed triumph at the Austrian Open, Golfprofi Maximilian Kieffer also stops on Gran Canaria in the extended top group. © Provided by Sport1.de Kieffer in front of the final round on Gran Canaria in good position After just missed triumph at the Austrian Open, Golfprofi Maximilian Kieffer also stops on Gran Canaria in the extended top group.
South Africa’s Garrick Higgo cruised to his second victory in three weeks with the aid of a hole-in-one in the final round of the Canary Islands Championship.
Higgo, who won the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open a fortnight ago, aced the par-three seventh at Golf Costa Adeje in a closing 64 to finish six shots clear of Australia’s Maverick Antcliff.
The 21-year-old left-hander’s winning total of 27 under par was just two shots outside the European Tour record set by compatriot Ernie Els in 2003 and meant he was an incredible 68 under overall for the three-week Canary Islands swing.
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Connor Syme finishes joint-fifth as Garrick Higgo wins Gran Canaria Open
Connor Syme recorded his tenth top-10 finish in just 67 starts on the European Tour despite running up a quadruple-bogey 8 as he tried to catch playing partner and eventual winner Garrick Higgo in the closing round of the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open. © Connor Syme hits a wayward shot during the final round of the Gran Canaria Open at Meloneras Golf Cl... The 25-year-old Scot, who had stormed into contention for a maiden win on the circuit on the back of scores of 61 and 62 at Meloneras Golf, still had an outside chance after starting for home with three straight birdies to sit within three shots of South African Higgo.
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Higgo took a two-shot lead into the final round and had already doubled his advantage by playing the first six holes in two under before holing out with a nine iron on the short seventh.
Ireland’s Niall Kearney was part of a five-way tie for fourth on 19 under after threatening to card the second 59 in European Tour history.
An eagle, nine birdies and a bogey in his first 16 holes left Kearney needing to play the final two in two under, but he could only par the eighth and ninth to return a superb 61 and equal the course record.
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