beats Otaegui for maiden European Tour title at World Super 6
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[February 18, 2019]
(Reuters) - Ryan Fox claim his
maiden European Tour title with a comprehensive 3&2 victory over
Spaniard Adrian Otaegui in the final of the World Super 6 at Perth's
Lake Karrinyup Country Club on Sunday.
The 32-year-old New Zealander finished eight-under after 54 holes to
earn a bye into the last 16 of the six-hole knockout stage and was
the last man through to the quarter-finals after edging out Thai
"I've been close a couple of times and it was certainly nice to get
one over the line today in a place I hold pretty special," said Fox
who could have been knocked out in the last 16 had Janewattananond
not missed a three-footer.
"There was some scrappy stuff in there but I got out of trouble when
I needed to and I played great today in the final.
"Adrian didn't quite play to his best this afternoon but I'm quite
happy to take advantage of that."
Fox also overcame Norwegian Kristoffer Reitan and Ireland's Paul
Dunne to make the final where he raced to a 3up lead against Otaegui
and eventually claimed the title when the fourth was halved in pars.
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Fox's European Tour victory is the first by a New Zealander since
Danny Lee won the 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur.
"A little bit disappointed after losing the final but it's been a
good week," Otaegui said after being denied a third European Tour
The Spaniard birdied the 18th hole on Saturday to make the knockout
stages and beat Daniel Gale, top seed Per Langfors, home favorite
Min Woo Lee and Scott Vincent to reach the final.
"Second is a solid week. I went from low to up during the week, so
that's good as well, that's a good feeling," Otaegui added.
"I played very good golf the first four games, just nothing went the
way I wanted in the end, but I'm still happy."
Ireland's Paul Dunne beat Scott Vincent of Zimbabwe in the extra
hole to finish third.
(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)
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