Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Paul Dunne falls short as Jon Rahm shows class in Spain

Paul Dunne falls short as Jon Rahm shows class in Spain

After Rahm had stamped his mark on proceedings with birdies at the first, second and seventh holes in the final round, the tournament was decided on the short 17th.

"I've ever been blessed to function as federal champion from 16 to most ages in Spain".

"When I made the decision to come straight from Augusta it wouldn't be to just show up and walk around, I wanted to win this tournament", Rahm said.

Moments later, Rahm birdied the last to secure a third win from only 19 European Tour events, making him the third-fastest player to reach that mark.

Rahm and Elvira were both tied under around the 15 th and a play off beckoned, however Elvira hit the water with his first shot leading to a double bogey. Triumph the previous one join and also I'd to win that collection of winners that are Spanish and to around my newbie and pro livelihood within such a way, it'so tricky to explain how good it feels and it is.

Further back, George Coetzee enjoyed an impressive final round as he ended the day on nine under, seeing him claim fourth place ahead of four others tied for fifth.


Dunne got off to a nervous start quickly finding himself two behind Rahm who birdied the opening two holes while the diminutive Irishman was three behind when he bogeyed the fourth.

"They were pushing so hard and I felt that and as a golfer it is hard to deal with your emotions sometimes, and while I tried to isolate myself I could feel the emotion and used the crowd emotion". I felt that stress. "I came for them mainly, so I'm just glad I can win this one for the Spanish people".

While he birdied the 15th to get back to within two shots of Rahm and Elvira, there were to be no late mistakes from the eventual victor.

With the final group needing to hole their second shots at the par-five to force a play-off, Dunne matched Rahm's two-putt gain and Elvira posted a closing par.

"I'm a little disappointed, but Spain has a great champion in Jon and I'm sure he'll win many more of these".

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