South Africa’s Higgo wins in Gran Canaria


South African teenager Garrick Higgo held off a spirited problem from German Maximilian Kieffer to win his second European Tour title on the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open on Sunday.

Higgo, 21, took the lead within the third spherical at Meloneras Golf on Saturday when he carded the bottom spherical of his European Tour profession with a seven-under-par 63 and moved 4 photographs clear by the flip within the remaining spherical on Sunday.

Kieffer, who misplaced out in a five-hole playoff in Austria final week, stepped up the strain within the remaining spherical with a 62 however Higgo stored his composure and signed for one more 63 to get to 25-under general and safe a three-shot victory.

Higgo completed his flawless spherical with a two-putt birdie on the final to safe his second win in 24 Tour appearances, having lifted his maiden title eventually season’s Open de Portugal.

“I am unable to put it into phrases, it feels superb,” Higgo stated.

“It wasn’t over till the final gap actually, I knew something may occur, particularly with the wind developing. It was a bit anxious.”

Denmark’s Jeff Winther gained 4 photographs within the final three holes to assert third place on 21-under, two strokes forward of England’s Sam Horsfield.


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