Sergio Garcia continued his love affair with Real Club Valderrama as he claimed a sixth European Tour win on Spanish soil at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.
The home hero won the last staging event of this event here in 2011 as he became the first Spaniard to win a European Tour stroke play tournament over the famous layout.
He has only finished outside the top ten once in 13 events here, with eight top fives, and a closing round of 67 moved him to 12 under and a one-shot win over Dutchman Joost Luiten.
The win is Garcia’s third of the season after he won his maiden Major Championship at the Masters Tournament to go with the Dubai Desert Classic, and closes the gap on Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex.
England’s Daniel Brooks was then at seven under, 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.
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Scott Hend made an afternoon run and hit all greens in regulation to land on a stunning 12 under after 2 rounds.
Day 1 saw the Miguel Angel Jimenez touch the hearts of the crowds as well as a six under. He is loved and known up here as he has been coming for nearly 30 years.
Shot on Panasonic Varicam LT in February 2017.
Pre-final edit as in June there will be 2nd shoot to add more “summer” images.
Also final grading still missing!
Crew: Michael Denker, Manuel Calvo, Frank Knipschild
Edit: Frank Knipschild