Acciona Open de España R4

Rafa Cabrera Bello wins in playoff

Open España 2021 R4
October 07-10
Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
€1,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Acciona Open de España R4 - Rafa Cabrera Bello wins in playoff
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Rafa Cabrera Bello won the playoff against fellow Spaniard Adri Arnaus to win his first European Tour title since the Scottish Open four years ago, bringing his total to four.


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“I’m very, very happy. I knew it was going to be a really hard battle today and I don’t think I need to say that I didn’t get off to the ideal start.”

He started the day with a two-shot lead but lost it immediately with a double bogey at the par-4 first hole. Cabrera Bello birdied the fourth to make the turn in 37, two behind leader Arnaus, then produced three consecutive birdies in the back nine to close with a 69 to reach 19-under.


Open España 2021 R4

Arnaus made two eagles, two birdies and two bogeys to close with a 67 and enter the playoff.

Both players made similar tee shots to the left on the 18th but Cabrera Bello’s lie was better and he birdied for the win.


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Cabrera Bello has now won the event at every age level completing the set of Spanish national championships.


Open España 2021 R4

“I’ve been believing in myself,” he said, “I’ve had amazing support all this week rooting for me ever since the first minute and I was just hanging in there, I knew I’d have an opportunity and I’m glad that luck swung my way.

“I came here in a pretty bad place with scores being not what I expect them to be and to be able to get momentum and turn it around and to walk out of here with a win means a lot to me. Hopefully I can keep going and get back to the player I know I can be.”


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Open España 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
CABRERA BELLO, Rafa
-19
67
65
64
69
265
2
ARNAUS, Adri
-19
67
64
67
67
265
3
FORREST, Grant
-17
65
67
70
65
267
SHARMA, Shubhankar
-17
67
64
70
66
267
GUERRIER, Julien
-17
66
66
66
69
267
6
NIENABER, Wilco
-16
71
65
68
64
268
BESSELING, Wil
-16
64
65
72
67
268
SENIOR, Jack
-16
67
67
65
69
268
9
PARATORE, Renato
-15
67
70
67
65
269
WARREN, Marc
-15
66
67
69
67
269
9
BLAND, Richard
-15
69
68
64
68
269
12
ZANOTTI, Fabrizio
-14
69
66
70
65
270
DUBUISSON, Victor
-14
67
68
69
66
270
WIESBERGER, Bernd
-14
70
67
67
66
270
BJERREGAARD, Lucas
-14
66
68
68
68
270
LEVY, Alexander
-14
72
64
65
69
270
17
LORENZO-VERA, Mike
-13
67
69
68
67
271
OTAEGUI, Adrian
-13
68
70
65
68
271
RAHM, Jon
-13
63
67
72
69
271
20
SMITH, Jordan
-12
66
71
68
67
272
KORHONEN, Mikko
-12
69
66
69
68
272
MERONK, Adrian
-12
69
68
67
68
272
LARRAZÁBAL, Pablo
-12
67
66
70
69
272
24
MURPHY, John
-11
68
68
69
68
273
JOHNSTON, Andrew
-11
70
68
67
68
273
24
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-11
68
66
70
69
273
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz
-11
67
67
70
69
273
COETZEE, George
-11
69
69
66
69
273
TARRIO, Santiago
-11
66
68
69
70
273
DONALDSON, Jamie
-11
64
70
69
70
273
FOX, Ryan
-11
65
71
67
70
273
McGOWAN, Ross
-11
61
70
71
71
273
JORDAN, Matthew
-11
68
65
69
71
273
34
SYME, Connor
-10
67
69
73
65
274
PASTOR, Jacobo
-10
71
66
70
67
274
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-10
67
72
68
67
274
PUIG, David (AM)
-10
68
67
69
70
274
DRYSDALE, David
-10
64
70
68
72
274
39
LAPORTA, Francesco
-9
67
71
70
67
275
LAGERGREN, Joakim
-9
65
69
71
70
275
LEE, Min Woo
-9
67
69
70
69
275
GONNET, Jean-Baptiste
-9
68
68
68
71
275
MOLINARI, Edoardo
-9
67
70
67
71
275
QUIROS, Alvaro
-9
71
67
66
71
275
45
RAMSAY, Richie
-8
69
69
72
66
276
LAW, David
-8
70
69
71
66
276
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-8
69
68
71
68
276
COUPLAND, Dave
-8
68
69
71
68
276
FDEZ-CASTAÑO, Gonzalo
-8
68
68
71
69
276
HILL, Calum
-8
70
68
69
69
276
45
CAMPILLO, Jorge
-8
67
70
68
71
276
JAMIESON, Scott
-8
66
68
70
72
276
53
SULLIVAN, Andy
-7
67
70
72
68
277
KJELDSEN, Søren
-7
69
69
71
68
277
DONALD, Luke
-7
69
70
69
69
277
56
WALTERS, Justin
-6
71
68
71
68
278
ROZNER, Antoine
-6
67
72
71
68
278
LEMKE, Niklas
-6
68
69
72
69
278
LOMBARD, Zander
-6
72
67
70
69
278
BROWN, Steven
-6
68
68
72
70
278
SCRIVENER, Jason
-6
71
68
70
69
278
AIKEN, Thomas
-6
69
68
71
70
278
GAGLI, Lorenzo
-6
70
69
69
70
278
STORM, Graeme
-6
71
67
69
71
278
65
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-5
65
73
72
69
279
CHESTERS, Ashley
-5
71
66
72
70
279
COCKERILL, Aaron
-5
66
69
73
71
279
68
LI, Haotong
-3
68
71
72
70
281
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-3
67
71
71
72
281
BERTASIO, Nino
-3
67
71
70
73
281
71
HORSEY, David
-2
66
70
75
71
282
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
-2
62
73
76
71
282
FICHARDT, Darren
-2
70
66
75
71
282
KIEFFER, Maximilian
-2
71
68
72
71
282
75
FARR, Oliver
-1
72
67
71
73
283
76
PAISLEY, Chris
-1
70
69
73
212
FISHER, Ross
-1
69
70
73
212
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
-1
73
66
73
212
79
WU, Ashun
+1
66
73
75
214
GAVINS, Daniel
+1
69
68
77
214
81
WINTHER, Jeff
-2
72
68
140
STALTER, Joël
-2
70
70
140
WHITNELL, Dale
-2
69
71
140
GREEN, Gavin
-2
70
70
140
LANGASQUE, Romain*
-2
66
74
140
PEPPERELL, Eddie*
-2
70
70
140
PAVON, Matthieu
-2
68
72
140
PULKKANEN, Tapio*
-2
69
71
140
MORRISON, James*
-2
72
68
140
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro
-2
69
71
140
91
VÄLIMÄKI, Sami*
-1
70
71
141
JACQUELIN, Raphaël
-1
69
72
141
CALDWELL, Jonathan*
-1
73
68
141
WILSON, Oliver
-1
73
68
141
95
KAWAMURA, Masahiro*
PAR
71
71
142
HARDING, Justin*
PAR
75
67
142
DEL VAL, Samuel
PAR
71
71
142
ELVIRA, Nacho*
PAR
70
72
142
CATLIN, John*
PAR
70
72
142
PORTEOUS, Garrick
PAR
70
72
142
95
HEBERT, Benjamin*
PAR
73
69
142
CROCKER, Sean
PAR
70
72
142
HEND, Scott*
PAR
73
69
142
SCHMID, Matti
PAR
69
73
142
KIM, Sihwan*
PAR
70
72
142
PORTEOUS, Haydn*
PAR
71
71
142
107
SANTOS, Ricardo
+1
70
73
143
ROUSSEL, Robin*
+1
70
73
143
SOUTHGATE, Matthew
+1
75
68
143
MIGLIOZZI, Guido*
+1
74
69
143
BROBERG, Kristoffer*
+1
73
70
143
SURI, Julian*
+1
73
70
143
MOSCATEL, Joel* (AM)
+1
71
72
143
114
FISHER, Oliver*
+2
72
72
144
SODERBERG, Sebastian*
+2
72
72
144
PEREZ, Victor
+2
71
73
144
KARLBERG, Rikard*
+2
72
72
144
VAN TONDER, Daniel
+2
71
73
144
BHULLAR, Gaganjeet*
+2
75
69
144
120
SHARVIN, Cormac
+3
75
70
145
ANGLES, Pep*
+3
75
70
145
MCEVOY, Richard*
+3
74
71
145
123
KINHULT, Marcus
+4
74
72
146
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo*
+4
74
72
146
OLESEN, Thorbjørn
+4
70
76
146
126
SANCHEZ MOLINA, Carlos
+5
73
74
147
ANTCLIFF, Maverick
+5
74
73
147
HOWELL, David*
+5
74
73
147
129
PAVAN, Andrea*
+6
77
71
148
130
BUENDIA, Alfonso
+9
77
74
151
131
BRIXI, Gordan*
+10
74
78
152
RETD
SJÖHOLM, Joel*
+2
22
* Player started on the back nine