Garrick Higgo, 21, earns second European Tour win with 63-63 weekend in Spain


LAS PALMAS, Spain – South African Garrick Higgo won the Gran Canaria Open by three shots for his second European Tour victory on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Higgo shot a 7-under 63 for the second consecutive day to hold off a charge by Maximilian Kieffer, who finished second after an 8-under 62 that included seven birdies and an eagle. Kieffer was coming off a loss in the fifth playoff hole at the Austrian Open.

Higgo had five birdies and an eagle at the Meloneras Golf Course in the Canary Islands, ending the tournament at 25 under. His other European Tour win came last season at the Portugal Open.


Full-field scores from the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open


“It’s unreal,” Higgo said. “I can’t put it into words, it feels amazing. It’s quite a relief finishing now. It wasn’t over until the last hole really, I knew anything could happen, especially with the wind coming up. It was a bit stressful.”

The lefty was playing in his 24th event.


Higgo ‘ready to keep going forward’ after Gran Canaria win

Higgo 'ready to keep going forward' after Gran Canaria win

“I am just going to keep going forward,” he said. “I am playing next week, the week after and see where my game goes. It feels good, I have worked really hard with my coach and everyone back at home, so it feels amazing.”

Jeff Winther finished third, four shots back. Sam Horsfield was fourth.





Source link

Get in Touch

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Articles

Burger Bans And Land Grabs: The Right’s Deceptive War Against Biden’s Climate Goals

A right-wing, anti-federal lands group is leading a disinformation campaign against the Biden administration’s effort to protect 30% of America’s lands and oceans...

Sprinter Alberto Mestre Transferring After Stanford Graduation

Sprinter Alberto Mestre is pursuing a graduate transfer after finishing up his undergraduate studies with Stanford University. He tells SwimSwam he has two years...

Get in Touch

21,920FansLike
2,507FollowersFollow
17,600SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Posts

Burger Bans And Land Grabs: The Right’s Deceptive War Against Biden’s Climate Goals

A right-wing, anti-federal lands group is leading a disinformation campaign against the Biden administration’s effort to protect 30% of America’s lands and oceans...

Sprinter Alberto Mestre Transferring After Stanford Graduation

Sprinter Alberto Mestre is pursuing a graduate transfer after finishing up his undergraduate studies with Stanford University. He tells SwimSwam he has two years...

Detroit United Lacrosse: Growing The Game

The Detroit United Lacrosse Association is a citywide youth organization dedicated to developing student athletes of character and integrity who will serve as...

The Comprehensive Guide to Preparing for a Job Interview

Job interviews can be tough. However, they are usually an unavoidable part of jobhunting. They bring you and the employer together and allow you...