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Spanish Open 2016

Round 4 - Andrew Johnston wins maiden European Tour title

April 18, 2016

Andrew Johnston of England shot a 1-under 70 at Valderrama on Sunday to win the Spanish Open for his first European Tour victory.

Johnston finished with a 1-over 285 for the tournament, one shot ahead of Joost Luiten of the Netherlands and two shots in front of tournament host Sergio Garcia, who made a great charge with a final-round 4-under 67, the best of the day.

The Spaniard had the lead coming into the final hole after making consecutive birdies on Nos. 16 and 17, but he closed with a bogey to drop out of contention. Garcia also bogeyed the 15th hole. He had a total of six birdies on the day.

Johnston's final round included two bogeys and three birdies. He secured the victory by making a difficult short par putt on the par-4 18th.

''I'm pretty speechless, so happy with the way I've played,'' he said. ''I drove the ball well all week, chipped and putted well all week, I struggled a bit with my irons the first three days but I just kept going and kept digging in and then on the fourth I found something.''

Johnston's first win in 63 European Tour tournaments took him to 16th in the Race to Dubai.

''I can't wait to get back to North Mid (North Middlesex Golf Club), get hammered and see my mum and brother and see them and just celebrate,'' the 27-year-old Johnston said.

The strong winds that had made conditions tough during the earlier rounds subsided and players were able to attack the flags more often.

Luiten, a four-time European Tour winner, needed a birdie on the final hole to tie Johnston but found the greenside bunker with his approach shot.

Defending champion James Morrison of England tied for fourth at four over. Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer of Germany bogeyed the last two holes to finish at five over, in a tie for sixth.

Mike Lorenzo-Vera of France, seeking his first European Tour victory, entered the final round with a one-shot lead but collapsed with a 4-over 75, finishing in a tie for ninth.

Round 3 - Mike Lorenzo-Vera edges ahead

April 17, 2016

Mike Lorenzo-Vera of France shot a par-71 third round to take over the lead of the Spanish Open on Saturday.

The new leader, who has never won on the European Tour, eagled the 17th hole to build a two-shot advantage, but a bogey on his last left him one stroke ahead of a trio including Germany's Martin Kaymer (71), Joost Luiten of the Netherlands (70), and Andrew Johnston of England (74).

''I'm very excited,'' Lorenzo-Vera said. ''I'm going to have a big nap tonight because it takes so much energy to stay patient here. I'm just going to try to relax and enjoy it as much as I can tomorrow.''

Defending champion James Morrison (74) and fellow Englishman Ross Fisher (72) were another shot back.

Heavy winds kept scores low at the Valderrama course for a second straight day. On Saturday, only Luiten and Alex Noren shot rounds under par.

Lorenzo-Vera, whose double bogey on No. 4 was sandwiched by birdies, said the key was to remain calm even when struggling to make par.

''I'm just trying to look at the pace of the leaderboard and accept that you're going to have a lot of bogeys here,'' he said. ''A bogey on the hole is never really a bad score so you just try to accept it. Take the bogey and get out of there.''

Round 2- Pablo Larrazabal moves two clear

April 16, 2016

Pablo Larrazabal shot a par-71 in the second round through heavy winds to take a two-shot lead at the Spanish Open on Friday.

The Spaniard had four birdies but also a bogey on the second hole, followed by a 6 on the par-3 third after he hit the bunker.

Andrew Johnston of England shot 74 and is two shots behind Larrazabal.

Defending champion James Morrison (75), first-round leader Alexander Levy (76) and Alejandro Canizares (75) were all another shot back.

Larrazabal is hoping the wind - that held off Thursday - persists over the weekend.

Larrazabal says: ''If the wind blows like this, a level par or more total will win.''

Round 1 - Alexander Levy tops leaderboard

April 15, 2016

Alexander Levy of France shot a 5-under 66 for a one-shot lead over a group of four including defending champion James Morrison of England after the first round of the Spanish Open on Thursday.

Levy, a two-time European Tour winner, opened with a birdie at the 10th at the southwestern Valderrama course, and consolidated his lead with six more in a nine-hole spread, but mixed that with two bogeys.

Delighted with his round, Levy felt it was ''a very tough course, in fantastic condition.''

Spaniard Alejandro Canizares, Welshman Stuart Manley and bogey-free Englishman Andrew Johnston all carded 67s alongside Morrison.

Pablo Larrazabal of Spain trailed behind alone in sixth on 3-under 68.

Tournament host Sergio Garcia finished the day on a 3-over 74.

Scores

1 ENG Andrew Johnston 1 67 74 74 70 285
2 NED Joost Luiten 2 70 75 70 71 286
3 ESP Sergio Garcia 3 74 71 75 67 287
T4 DEN Soren Kjeldsen 4 71 77 72 68 288
T4 ENG James Morrison 4 67 75 74 72 288
T6 ENG Ross Fisher 5 70 74 72 73 289
T6 GER Martin Kaymer 5 69 75 71 74 289
T6 FRA Michael Lorenzo-Vera 5 73 70 71 75 289
T6 SWE Alexander Noren 5 75 75 68 71 289
10 SCO Craig Lee 6 71 72 76 71 290
T11 ITA Nino Bertasio 7 74 72 73 72 291
T11 ENG Richard Bland 7 71 72 75 73 291
T11 ESP Alejandro Canizares 7 67 75 76 73 291
T14 SWE Johan Carlsson 8 72 76 72 72 292
T14 FRA Alexander Levy 8 66 76 81 69 292
T16 ESP Rafael Cabrera Bello 9 74 73 72 74 293
T16 IRL Paul Dunne 9 73 76 74 70 293
T16 ENG Andrew Sullivan 9 71 78 74 70 293
T19 ESP Pep Angles 10 72 71 74 77 294
T19 DEN Thomas Bjorn 10 76 71 71 76 294
T19 FRA Gregory Bourdy 10 70 74 81 69 294
T19 ENG Tommy Fleetwood 10 71 78 74 71 294
T19 SWE Peter Hanson 10 75 70 76 73 294
T19 DEN Thorbjorn Olesen 10 74 75 76 69 294
T19 ENG Steve Webster 10 72 77 75 70 294
T26 ESP Jose Manuel Lara 11 72 75 77 71 295
T26 FRA Thomas Linard 11 73 75 75 72 295
T26 BEL Thomas Pieters 11 73 72 74 76 295
T29 ESP Jordi Garcia Pinto 12 69 75 77 75 296
T29 GER Maximilian Kieffer 12 70 79 72 75 296
T29 ESP Pablo Larrazabal 12 68 71 78 79 296
T29 SCO Richie Ramsay 12 69 76 77 74 296
T29 ESP Borja Virto 12 73 77 74 72 296
T34 WAL Bradley Dredge 13 73 78 72 74 297
T34 SCO David Drysdale 13 72 76 77 72 297
T34 ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 13 73 76 78 70 297
T34 ENG Chris Wood 13 72 75 79 71 297
T38 SWE Pelle Edberg 14 75 74 73 76 298
T38 POR Ricardo Melo Gouveia 14 72 74 75 77 298
T38 WAL Stuart Manley 14 67 79 76 76 298
T38 ESP Adrian Otaegui 14 74 76 71 77 298
T42 SWE Marcus Kinhult 15 73 78 74 74 299
T42 ITA Edoardo Molinari 15 74 73 76 76 299
T42 ENG Graeme Storm 15 74 73 76 76 299
T45 ENG David Dixon 16 72 77 77 74 300
T45 SWE Jens Fahbring 16 76 73 75 76 300
T45 FRA Sebastien Gros 16 73 77 77 73 300
T45 FIN Mikko Ilonen 16 75 72 78 75 300
T45 USA Jason Knutzon 16 75 73 79 73 300
T45 SCO Paul Lawrie 16 73 76 79 72 300
T45 ENG Eddie Pepperell 16 77 74 73 76 300
T45 RSA Richard Sterne 16 74 75 79 72 300
T53 ESP Nacho Elvira 17 72 78 72 79 301
T53 FRA Raphael Jacquelin 17 71 78 74 78 301
T53 IRL Peter Lawrie 17 77 74 77 73 301
T56 IND S.S.P Chawurasia 18 73 74 77 78 302
T56 ENG Ben Evans 18 74 72 82 74 302
T56 ITA Renato Paratore 18 75 76 77 74 302
T56 ESP Alvaro Quiros 18 77 73 79 73 302
T56 USA Peter Uihlein 18 75 75 75 77 302
T61 FRA Julien Quesne 19 73 75 74 81 303
T61 ENG James Robinson 19 73 73 77 80 303
T61 GER Marcel Siem 19 74 77 75 77 303
T64 ENG Seve Benson 21 75 76 78 76 305
T64 FIN Roope Kakko 21 73 76 83 73 305
66 SWE Kristoffer Broberg 22 78 73 81 74 306
67 ENG Callum Shinkwin 23 75 75 78 79 307
T68 SWE Bjorn Akesson 24 75 76 75 82 308
T68 ENG Daniel Brooks 24 77 74 78 79 308
CUT CHI Felipe Aguilar 10 76 76 - - 152
CUT WAL Rhys Davies 10 70 82 - - 152
CUT ESP Eduardo De La Riva 10 72 80 - - 152
CUT - Scott Fernandez 10 75 77 - - 152
CUT ENG Daniel Gavins 10 75 77 - - 152
CUT FRA Gregory Havret 10 72 80 - - 152
CUT ENG David Horsey 10 78 74 - - 152
CUT SWE Joakim Lagergren 10 69 83 - - 152
CUT USA David Lipsky 10 75 77 - - 152
CUT ITA Guido Migliozzi 10 73 79 - - 152
CUT ENG Robert Rock 10 75 77 - - 152
CUT ENG Lee Slattery 10 71 81 - - 152
CUT ENG Anthony Wall 10 76 76 - - 152
CUT SCO Marc Warren 10 75 77 - - 152
CUT FRA Romain Wattel 10 75 77 - - 152
CUT ESP Jorge Campillo 11 78 75 - - 153
CUT ESP Carlos Pigem 11 76 77 - - 153
CUT ENG Matthew Southgate 11 78 75 - - 153
CUT RSA Brandon Stone 11 74 79 - - 153
CUT ENG James Busby 12 79 75 - - 154
CUT ENG Chris Hanson 12 72 82 - - 154
CUT AUS Scott Hend 12 81 73 - - 154
CUT RSA Jean Hugo 12 76 78 - - 154
CUT SCO Scott Jamieson 12 78 76 - - 154
CUT ENG Simon Khan 12 77 77 - - 154
CUT SCO Jamie McLeary 12 76 78 - - 154
CUT SWE Jarmo Sandelin 12 75 79 - - 154
CUT SWE Magnus A Carlsson 13 76 79 - - 155
CUT BEL Nicolas Colsaerts 13 76 79 - - 155
CUT SWE Niclas Fasth 13 77 78 - - 155
CUT USA Daniel Im 13 81 74 - - 155
CUT ITA Matteo Manassero 13 79 76 - - 155
CUT FRA Gary Stal 13 78 77 - - 155
CUT ENG Oliver Wilson 13 79 76 - - 155
CUT FRA Edouard Espana 14 78 78 - - 156
CUT ESP Xavier Guzman Sadaba 14 75 81 - - 156
CUT DNK Lasse Jensen 14 78 78 - - 156
CUT ITA Francesco Laporta 14 80 76 - - 156
CUT DEN Morten Orum Madsen 14 79 77 - - 156
CUT SCO Andrew McArthur 14 77 79 - - 156
CUT RSA Hennie Otto 14 77 79 - - 156
CUT RSA Jaco Van Zyl 14 77 79 - - 156
CUT SWE Jeff Winther 14 76 80 - - 156
CUT ESP Carlos Del-Moral 15 78 79 - - 157
CUT ENG Robert Dinwiddie 15 78 79 - - 157
CUT ENG Chris Paisley 15 78 79 - - 157
CUT ENG Matthew Baldwin 16 78 80 - - 158
CUT ENG Gary Boyd 16 79 79 - - 158
CUT ENG Ryan Evans 16 75 83 - - 158
CUT NZL Ryan Fox 16 72 86 - - 158
CUT ESP Mario Galiano Aguilar 16 80 78 - - 158
CUT AUS Wade Ormsby 16 78 80 - - 158
CUT RSA Haydn Porteous 16 73 85 - - 158
CUT RSA Justin Walters 16 77 81 - - 158
CUT ESP Borja Etchart 17 75 84 - - 159
CUT AUS Richard Green 17 75 84 - - 159
CUT ENG Matthew Nixon 17 75 84 - - 159
CUT ESP Ivan Cantero 18 79 81 - - 160
CUT ENG Matt Ford 18 81 79 - - 160
CUT DEN Soren Hansen 18 82 78 - - 160
CUT ITA Nicolo Ravano 18 81 79 - - 160
CUT ENG Oliver Fisher 19 78 83 - - 161
CUT PAR Fabrizio Zanotti 19 80 81 - - 161
CUT ENG Richard McEvoy 20 76 86 - - 162
CUT ENG John Parry 20 81 81 - - 162
CUT DNK Lucas Bjerregaard 21 81 82 - - 163
CUT AUT Lukas Nemecz 21 81 82 - - 163
CUT ENG Kenneth Ferrie 22 82 82 - - 164
CUT ESP Pablo Martin Benavides 22 86 78 - - 164
CUT FRA Clement Berardo 23 81 84 - - 165
CUT USA John Hahn 23 81 84 - - 165
CUT ENG Laurie Canter 28 81 89 - - 170
DSQ ESP Pedro Oriol 10 81 - - - 81
RET DNK Joachim B Hansen 13 - - - - 0
RET FRA Thomas Levet 14 81 - - - 81

 





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