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Glorious home win for Valderrama Master Garcia

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Sergio Garcia continued his love affair with Real Club Valderrama, as well as continuing an incredible 2017 season, by claiming a sixth European Tour win on Spanish soil at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.

The home hero and tournament host made it a third victory of the year, and his first since claiming a maiden Major Championship title at the Masters, while rounding off a perfect week during which he was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour as well as of Real Club Valderrama.

 

It was no walk in the park for Garcia, who had to battle with Dutchman Joost Luiten all the way to the end before a par four at the final hole finished off a four under closing round of 67 for a 12 under total and a one-stroke triumph.

The win means Garcia closed the gap on Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, with the battle to be crowned 2017 European Tour Number One all to play for heading into the final four events of the season.

Garcia shared, “It’s been an amazing year, and to win here at Valderrama is very special. I’m really excited about it, it’s difficult to describe how it feels to win at home and to win on your favourite golf course.

“It was amazing - all three of us played amazing. Daniel played great with everything that he had on the line. Joost played unbelievable. I played really well and felt like maybe I could get away, but he just kept coming back and back and made it an amazing match.

“I stayed patient the whole time, I made sure the bad moments did not affect me too much and made a couple of really key putts coming in.

“The people were unbelievable, amazing, so many people came out and supported, it was really a treat. I want to dedicate this one to my wife Angela and our little baby coming next year in March.”

Luiten carded six birdies and bogey for a five under 66 but came up just short as a crucial birdie putt at the last just lipped out, leaving him on 11 under for a runner-up finish that moved him to 31st in the Race to Dubai.

England's Daniel Brooks was four shots further back on seven under, after a level par 71, finishing two shots clear of Welshman Jamie Donaldson and three ahead of Australia's Wade Ormsby as all three men moved inside the top 101 in the Rankings to secure their playing privileges for next season.

Scores:

272 S Garcia (Esp) 66 71 68 67,

273 J Luiten (Ned) 66 70 71 66,

277 D Brooks (Eng) 70 72 64 71,

279 J Donaldson (Wal) 73 67 68 71,

280 W Ormsby (Aus) 73 70 67 70,

281 A Hansen (Den) 70 70 71 70, S Jamieson (Sco) 69 68 71 73,

282 N Bertasio (Ita) 74 71 69 68, R Rock (Eng) 67 70 74 71, J Suri (USA) 73 73 65 71, A Rai (Eng) 70 74 71 67,

283 P Larrazábal (Esp) 67 73 73 70, A Otaegui (Esp) 71 71 72 69, P Hanson (Swe) 69 75 68 71, S Lowry (Irl) 72 70 69 72, O Fisher (Eng) 72 73 70 68, A Chesters (Eng) 72 74 69 68,

284 S Kjeldsen (Den) 72 71 70 71, C Hanson (Eng) 72 74 68 70, D Willett (Eng) 70 72 71 71, M Wallace (Eng) 71 72 69 72, A Sullivan (Eng) 71 72 74 67,

285 R Gouveia (Por) 69 70 72 74, A Johnston (Eng) 69 71 73 72, S Soderberg (Swe) 73 69 72 71, R Paratore (Ita) 77 68 72 68,

286 M Kaymer (Ger) 70 72 74 70, J Scrivener (Aus) 70 75 72 69, P Harrington (Irl) 72 73 69 72,

287 R Dinwiddie (Eng) 71 71 71 74, R Bland (Eng) 70 71 73 73, P Waring (Eng) 71 72 71 73, M Manassero (Ita) 70 74 68 75, J Lima (Por) 72 72 70 73, R Jacquelin (Fra) 71 70 73 73,

288 T Detry (Bel) 72 72 71 73, J Fahrbring (Swe) 73 71 70 74, L Jensen (Den) 70 74 73 71, C Pigem (Esp) 73 73 74 68, J Morrison (Eng) 69 74 73 72, F Fritsch (Ger) 71 75 70 72, A Cañizares (Esp) 72 70 75 71, B Evans (Eng) 69 69 77 73, Z Lombard (RSA) 75 71 72 70, J Campillo (Esp) 73 73 72 70,

289 P Peterson (USA) 68 72 75 74, A Plant (Eng) 70 72 74 73,

290 R Finch (Eng) 69 73 72 76, A Wu (Chn) 72 71 74 73, L Slattery (Eng) 72 71 71 76, B Ritthammer (Ger) 75 68 70 77, B Dredge (Wal) 73 73 71 73,

291 M Foster (Eng) 73 72 77 69,

292 A Connelly (Can) 73 69 76 74, J Walters (RSA) 71 74 71 76, P Angles (Esp) 75 69 74 74, A Romero (Arg) 71 75 75 71,

293 S Crocker (USA) 73 73 75 72, A Karlsson (Swe) 73 72 75 73, E Molinari (Ita) 69 71 81 72,

294 F Aguilar (Chi) 70 76 76 72,

295 D Perrier (Fra) 74 72 71 78,

299 O Wilson (Eng) 69 70 81 79,

300 C Syme (Sco) 75 70 76 79,

302 A Knappe (Ger) 74 72 79 77