Trophee Hassan II - R4

Campillo a winner at last in Morocco

April 25-28
Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco
€2,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Jorge Campillo ended an eight-year wait for his first European Tour title as he triumphed at the Trophée Hassan II by two strokes.

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“It’s hard to describe. It’s been a long road. Grateful, but it’s been way too long. Way too many hours of work since I was a boy to today. I’m just proud that I can say I’m a winner on The European Tour.”

The Spaniard, playing his 229th event, had previously been a runner-up on six occasions, including two second-place finishes in consecutive weeks last month, but held his nerve on the formidable Red Course at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam to claim the coveted bejeweled dagger.

The 32-year-old, who earned his European Tour card in 2011 after graduating from the European Challenge Tour, started the final round one stroke behind South African Erik van Rooyen, who was also chasing a first win on the European Tour.

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Campillo fell off the pace with two bogeys on his first three holes, but pulled one back with a birdie on the eighth hole. He then moved back up the leaderboard with a birdie the 11th and claimed the outright lead with another gain on the 16th hole.

“I didn’t start as good as I would like, missing shots. I wasn’t hitting it good and I didn’t have my A-Game with me. But after making that four-metre putt on 7, it was a 10-footer on 7, and after that, I played solid I think. I putted great, and I did what I have to do to win the golf tournament. So after that, it was great. Tough start, but hung in there and had a good finish.


“I have had way too many near misses. This was my best chance to win. You know, I wasn’t this close ever, just have the lead on 18, so I have to grab it, and I was able to do it, so I’m proud of that.

“When I got to the golf course, I was a little nervous, but I was calm. I felt strong for some reason, and I don’t know, I think I don’t know why, but I feel — I was feeling strong coming the last few holes. So I wasn’t nervous at all. 

“I just love the game. I love competing. Most people say, maybe I’m not a winner, but I was when I was an amateur. It was a matter of time. I think I proved it today. I love winning, I guess, and I finally did it, so I’m quite happy now. Hopefully I can win more from now.”

His fourth birdie of the day followed on the 17th and he took a two-stroke lead down the 72nd hole. He pulled his drive off the par-five 18th tee, finding a bunker, but he recovered and parred the final hole to finish on nine under par two strokes ahead of van Rooyen and American pair Sean Crocker and Julian Suri.

“To have four under par rounds is something I didn’t have in India, and you know, on a course like this where it demands so much from me tee-to-green and on the greens, definitely huge steps forward, and for me to be bogey-free in the final round to maintain that sort of composure is definitely something first for this year, so it’s definitely a trend I’d like to keep going forward,” said Suri.

American David Lipsky finished solo fifth on five under par, while Scotland’s Grant Forrest and Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura shared sixth place.


Pos.
Player
Score
Nat
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Jorge Campillo
-9
ESP
72
71
69
71
283
T2
Julian Suri
-7
USA
71
71
72
71
285
T2
Erik Van Rooyen
-7
RSA
74
69
68
74
285
T2
Sean Crocker
-7
USA
67
74
72
72
285
5
David Lipsky
-5
USA
71
70
74
72
287
T6
Masahiro Kawamura
-4
JPN
75
69
71
73
288
T6
Grant Forrest
-4
SCO
75
70
69
74
288
8
Tapio Pulkkanen
-3
FIN
75
74
67
73
289
T9
Alexander Bjoerk
-2
SWE
74
71
73
72
290
T9
Thongchai Jaidee
-2
THA
73
72
73
72
290
T9
Thomas Detry
-2
BEL
73
76
69
72
290
T9
Matthias Schwab
-2
AUT
70
73
74
73
290
T9
Richard Sterne
-2
RSA
71
76
69
74
290
T14
Kristoffer Reitan
-1
NOR
70
73
78
70
291
T14
Clement Sordet
-1
FRA
76
70
74
71
291
T14
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-1
RSA
75
71
73
72
291
T14
David Law
-1
SCO
75
71
73
72
291
T14
Kurt Kitayama
-1
USA
73
74
72
72
291
T14
Jordan Smith
-1
ENG
66
76
73
76
291
T14
Wade Ormsby
-1
AUS
74
70
70
77
291
T21
Dimitrios Papadatos
Par
AUS
70
72
78
72
292
T21
Andy Sullivan
Par
ENG
74
73
73
72
292
T21
Andrea Pavan
Par
ITA
72
74
73
73
292
T21
Tom Lewis
Par
ENG
72
75
71
74
292
T25
Adrian Otaegui
1
ESP
73
77
72
71
293
T25
Paul Waring
1
ENG
73
77
72
71
293
T25
Guido Migliozzi
1
ITA
72
71
77
73
293
T25
Joost Luiten
1
NED
73
75
71
74
293
T25
Jeff Winther
1
SWE
74
72
72
75
293
T30
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
2
POR
75
74
73
72
294
T30
Victor Dubuisson
2
FRA
75
70
76
73
294
T30
Mikko Korhonen
2
FIN
72
76
71
75
294
T30
Jake McLeod
2
AUS
72
78
67
77
294
T34
Alejandro Canizares
3
ESP
67
76
78
74
295
T34
Michael Hoey
3
NIR
74
73
74
74
295
T34
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
3
FRA
73
76
70
76
295
T34
Lee Slattery
3
ENG
70
72
72
81
295
T38
Pablo Larrazabal
4
ESP
70
79
76
71
296
T38
Paul Dunne
4
IRL
73
75
77
71
296
T38
Steven Brown
4
ENG
76
74
75
71
296
T38
Jack Senior
4
ENG
70
77
75
74
296
T38
Joachim B. Hansen
4
DEN
75
74
73
74
296
T38
Romain Langasque
4
FRA
74
75
73
74
296
T38
Peter Hanson
4
SWE
72
78
72
74
296
T38
Benjamin Hebert
4
FRA
73
74
74
75
296
T38
Chris Paisley
4
ENG
75
72
73
76
296
T38
Ashley Chesters
4
ENG
72
73
74
77
296
T38
Kalle Samooja
4
FIN
72
76
68
80
296
T49
Matthieu Pavon
5
FRA
68
78
78
73
297
T49
Lasse Jensen
5
DNK
73
76
74
74
297
T49
Marcel Siem
5
GER
74
73
76
74
297
T49
Maximilian Kieffer
5
GER
72
78
74
73
297
T49
Kim Koivu
5
FIN
74
76
73
74
297
T54
Oliver Wilson
6
ENG
74
75
74
75
298
T54
Justin Walters
6
RSA
74
72
76
76
298
T54
James Morrison
6
ENG
72
75
72
79
298
T57
Richie Ramsay
7
SCO
77
72
78
72
299
T57
Stephen Gallacher
7
SCO
68
82
77
72
299
T57
Sebastian Soederberg
7
SWE
72
78
75
74
299
T60
Raphael Jacquelin
8
FRA
72
74
80
74
300
T60
David Horsey
8
ENG
73
75
76
76
300
T60
Callum Shinkwin
8
ENG
74
76
72
78
300
T63
Hyo-Won Park
9
KOR
75
74
75
77
301
T63
Edoardo Molinari
9
ITA
69
78
75
79
301
T63
Fabrizio Zanotti
9
PAR
74
70
75
82
301
T63
Gavin Moynihan
9
IRL
74
74
71
82
301
67
Joel Girrbach
10
SWE
74
75
76
77
302
T68
Tom Murray
12
ENG
77
69
80
78
304
T68
Marc Warren
12
SCO
72
73
79
80
304
70
Alvaro Quiros
13
ESP
73
77
73
82
305
71
Hideto Tanihara
16
JPN
76
74
80
78
308
CUT
Ben Evans
5
ENG
74
77
151
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
5
GER
76
75
151
CUT
David Borda
5
ESP
78
73
151
CUT
Hugo Leon
5
CHI
73
78
151
CUT
Nacho Elvira
5
ESP
77
74
151
CUT
Max Schmitt
5
GER
78
73
151
CUT
Niklas Lemke
5
SWE
74
77
151
CUT
Nino Bertasio
5
ITA
75
76
151
CUT
Pedro Oriol
5
ESP
73
78
151
CUT
Renato Paratore
5
ITA
74
77
151
CUT
Richard McEvoy
5
ENG
77
74
151
CUT
Victor Perez
5
FRA
73
78
151
CUT
Adrien Saddier
6
SCO
73
79
152
CUT
Alexander Levy
6
FRA
75
77
152
CUT
Anton Karlsson
6
SWE
77
75
152
CUT
Dean Burmester
6
RSA
73
79
152
CUT
Deyen Lawson
6
AUS
75
77
152
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
6
RSA
75
77
152
CUT
Jens Dantorp
6
SWE
73
79
152
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
6
NOR
75
77
152
CUT
Matteo Manassero
6
ITA
76
76
152
CUT
Nick Cullen
6
AUS
74
78
152
CUT
Othman Raouzi
6
MAR
77
75
152
CUT
Robert Karlsson
6
SWE
76
76
152
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
6
JPN
72
80
152
CUT
Ashun Wu
7
CHI
75
78
153
CUT
Ayoub Lguirati
7
MOR
75
78
153
CUT
Jack Singh-Brar
7
ENG
77
76
153
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
7
KOR
77
76
153
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
7
KOR
73
80
153
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
7
SWE
75
78
153
CUT
Josh Geary
7
NZL
78
75
153
CUT
Marcus Kinhult
7
SWE
73
80
153
CUT
Max Orrin
7
ENG
77
76
153
CUT
Ross McGowan
7
ENG
75
78
153
CUT
Ryan Evans
7
ENG
73
80
153
CUT
Scott Gregory
7
ENG
79
74
153
CUT
Scott Jamieson
7
SCO
74
79
153
CUT
Sihwan Kim
7
KOR
73
80
153
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
8
SWE
75
79
154
CUT
Darren Fichardt
8
RSA
76
78
154
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
8
ITA
74
80
154
CUT
Romain Wattel
8
FRA
76
78
154
CUT
Scott Vincent
8
ZWE
80
74
154
CUT
Austin Connelly
9
CAN
78
77
155
CUT
Bradley Dredge
9
WAL
77
78
155
CUT
Faycal Serghini
9
MOR
75
80
155
CUT
Haydn Porteous
9
RSA
77
78
155
CUT
Hurly Long
9
GER
79
76
155
CUT
Ivan Cantero
9
ESP
76
79
155
CUT
Jason Scrivener
9
AUS
74
81
155
CUT
John Catlin
9
USA
75
80
155
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
9
ENG
79
76
155
CUT
Laurie Canter
9
ENG
73
82
155
CUT
Liam Johnston
9
SCO
77
78
155
CUT
Louis De Jager
9
RSA
75
80
155
CUT
Oliver Fisher
9
ENG
78
77
155
CUT
Robert MacIntyre
9
SCO
78
77
155
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
10
CAN
78
78
156
CUT
Aaron Rai
10
ENG
76
80
156
CUT
David Drysdale
10
SCO
76
80
156
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
10
ITA
81
75
156
CUT
Matthew Southgate
10
ENG
77
79
156
CUT
Philipp Mejow
10
GER
78
78
156
CUT
Daniel Gavins
11
ENG
78
79
157
CUT
David Howell
11
ENG
77
80
157
CUT
Espen Kofstad
11
NOR
75
82
157
CUT
Esteban Toledo
11
MEX
81
76
157
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
11
POR
77
80
157
CUT
Stuart Manley
11
WAL
76
81
157
CUT
Adria Arnaus
12
ESP
78
80
158
CUT
Julien Quesne
12
FRA
77
81
158
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
12
ENG
81
77
158
CUT
Ewan Porter
13
AUS
73
86
159
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
13
ESP
79
80
159
CUT
Per Laengfors
14
SWE
84
76
160
CUT
Shergo Al Kurdi
15
JOR
83
78
161
CUT
Zander Lombard
17
RSA
81
82
163
CUT
Ayoub Ssouadi
19
MAR
83
82
165
CUT
Ahmed Marjan
21
MOR
90
77
167
CUT
Saud Al Sharif
21
KSA
83
84
167
DSQ
Chris Wood
Par
ENG
76
76
RET
Andrew Dodt
Par
AUS
73
73
RET
Matthew Nixon
Par
ENG
73
73
RET
Soren Kjeldsen
Par
DEN
77
77