Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown R4

Bob's birdie blitz seals maiden victory

November 05-08
Aphrodite Hills Resort, Kouklia, Paphos, Cyprus
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown 2020 R4 - Bob's birdie blitz seals maiden victory
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Robert MacIntyre claimed an emotional maiden European Tour title at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown, where a seven under final round 64 earned the Scot a one-stroke victory in a thrilling shoot-out finale.


“This is what I’ve been working for. It’s been a difficult few months for me, only my family know what’s going on. I can’t believe it. My game is there, tee to green I’ve been absolutely brilliant the last two weeks. The putter has been cold, stone cold.

“I’ve done a lot of work in the last six months, not thinking about winning a golf tournament, just to play my golf. Last year, I was talking and thinking about winning golf tournaments when I was going down the back nine on a Sunday, but this year I’ve just tried to take my time and let it happen. What will happen will happen and it’s happened today.”


The 24-year-old carded eight birdies in the final showdown of the exciting new format, in which the 19 players who had progressed to the final round began the day from a clean slate in a sprint to the finish – with the lowest round of the day sealing victory.

It was a closely-fought contest until the final furlong but MacIntyre, who won last year’s Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award with an 11th place finish in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, almost holed a remarkable ace at the par three 17th before tapping in for birdie to take a share of the lead.


A fearless drive down the par five 18th presented a golden opportunity to seal victory outright and so it transpired as a perfect second shot and a facile two-putt earned him his first title, elevating him from 57th to 24th in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex and copper-fastening his path to the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – the fourth and final Rolex Series event of the campaign.

Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura earned the best European Tour finish of his career, finishing runner-up on six under, while Spain’s Jorge Campillo finished in outright third sport on five under.




Pos. Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1 Robert MacIntyre
-7
65
68
67
64
264
2 Masahiro Kawamura
-6
67
67
66
65
265
3 Jorge Campillo
-5
69
62
68
66
265
T4 Thomas Detry
-4
66
66
68
67
267
T4 Callum Shinkwin
-4
68
65
66
67
266
T4 Johannes Veerman
-4
67
64
64
67
262
T7 Gavin Kyle Green
-3
70
66
68
68
272
T7 Alexander Levy
-3
67
66
66
68
267
T9 Steven Brown
-2
68
64
67
69
268
T9 Louis De Jager
-2
68
65
66
69
268
T9 Matthew Jordan
-2
68
68
64
69
269
T9 Niklas Lemke
-2
70
66
66
69
271
T9 Bernd Ritthammer
-2
70
65
65
69
269
14 Marcus Armitage
-1
68
68
66
70
272
15 James Morrison
E
68
63
66
71
268
T16 Richard Bland
1
69
67
68
72
276
T16 Jonathan Caldwell
1
72
64
67
72
275
18 Sami Valimaki
2
66
66
67
73
272
19 Jamie Donaldson
4
66
64
65
75
270
CUT Ross Fisher
-5
70
67
137
CUT Jack Floydd
-5
70
67
137
CUT Sebastian Heisele
-5
70
67
137
CUT Daan Huizing
-5
68
69
137
CUT Ross McGowan
-5
69
68
137
CUT Thorbjørn Olesen
-5
70
67
137
CUT Matthieu Pavon
-5
70
67
137
CUT Kalle Samooja
-5
68
69
137
CUT Maverick Antcliff
-4
70
68
138
CUT Alejandro Cañizares
-4
72
66
138
CUT Maximilian Kieffer
-4
71
67
138
CUT Joakim Lagergren
-4
66
72
138
CUT Haotong Li
-4
71
67
138
CUT Cormac Sharvin
-4
69
69
138
CUT Connor Syme
-4
70
68
138
CUT Scott Vincent
-4
70
68
138
CUT David Drysdale
-3
70
69
139
CUT Oliver Farr
-3
69
70
139
CUT Ewen Ferguson
-3
70
69
139
CUT Benjamin Hebert
-3
68
71
139
CUT Calum Hill
-3
71
68
139
CUT David Howell
-3
71
68
139
CUT Rasmus Højgaard
-3
69
70
139
CUT Rikard Karlberg
-3
66
73
139
CUT Mikko Korhonen
-3
72
67
139
CUT Adrian Meronk
-3
70
69
139
CUT Chris Paisley
-3
69
70
139
CUT Richie Ramsay
-3
71
68
139
CUT Ricardo Santos
-3
71
68
139
CUT Jack Senior
-3
71
68
139
CUT Matthew Southgate
-3
71
68
139
CUT SSP Chawrasia
-2
73
67
140
CUT Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-2
68
65
69
202
CUT Pedro Figueiredo
-2
71
69
140
CUT Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
-2
67
69
69
205
CUT Marcus Kinhult
-2
68
68
69
205
CUT Francesco Laporta
-2
70
70
140
CUT Zander Lombard
-2
72
68
140
CUT Wilco Nienaber
-2
70
70
140
CUT Matthias Schwab
-2
71
69
140
CUT Shubhankar Sharma
-2
67
66
69
202
CUT Jordan Smith
-2
72
68
140
CUT Clement Sordet
-2
70
70
140
CUT Ben Stow
-2
70
70
140
CUT Julian Suri
-2
71
69
140
CUT Mitch Waite
-2
75
65
140
CUT Lars van Meijel
-2
69
71
140
CUT David Horsey
-1
67
65
70
202
CUT Romain Langasque
-1
66
66
70
202
CUT Pablo Larrazabal
-1
68
68
70
206
CUT Joost Luiten
-1
67
65
70
202
CUT Richard McEvoy
-1
72
69
141
CUT Carlos Pigem
-1
70
71
141
CUT Robin Roussel
-1
72
69
141
CUT Antoine Rozner
-1
69
65
70
204
CUT Joel Stalter
-1
71
65
70
206
CUT Ashun Wu
-1
66
69
70
205
CUT Alexander Björk
E
68
66
71
205
CUT Aaron Cockerill
E
69
73
142
CUT Lorenzo Gagli
E
71
71
142
CUT Gregory Havret
E
72
70
142
CUT Garrick Porteous
E
70
72
142
CUT Iain Pyman
E
74
68
142
CUT Robin Sciot-Siegrist
E
72
70
142
CUT Joel Sjoholm
E
68
68
71
207
CUT Oliver Wilson
E
69
73
142
CUT Jeff Winther
E
71
71
142
CUT Yikeun Chang
1
74
69
143
CUT Nicolas Colsaerts
1
71
72
143
CUT Oliver Fisher
1
71
72
143
CUT Grant Forrest
1
68
75
143
CUT Haydn Porteous
1
70
73
143
CUT Dale Whitnell
1
71
72
143
CUT Jacob Oakley
2
75
69
144
CUT Tapio Pulkkanen
2
75
69
144
CUT Adrien Saddier
2
74
70
144
CUT Chris Wood
2
77
67
144
CUT Michael Campbell
3
71
74
145
CUT Alvaro Quiros
3
72
73
145
CUT Paul Waring
3
73
72
145
CUT Garrick Higgo
5
75
72
147
CUT Dave Coupland
7
75
74
149
CUT Sebastian Soderberg
8
78
72
150
WD Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
4
75
75
WD Toby Tree
2
73
73
WD Jason Scrivener
E
72
19
91
DNS Sam Horsfield
E