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Felipe Aguilar’s last hole eagle wins title in style

Felipe Aguilar ended his six-year drought after his ten-under-par final round sealed his second European Tour win. Picture: Getty

Felipe Aguilar ended his six-year drought after his ten-under-par final round sealed his second European Tour win. Picture: Getty

  • by MARVIN COLLINS
 

FELIPE Aguilar produced a breathtaking back nine to storm to The Championship at Laguna National title in Singapore.

Aguilar began the day four shots off the pace and made two birdies in his opening nine holes before his round came to life after the turn.

The Chilean recorded a further six birdies, but it was his eagle on the last that took him to 22 under par overall and a one-shot victory over American David Lipsky and Anders Hansen of Denmark.

“Yesterday I thought I had no chance,” Aguilar said.

“Today I said to my caddie on the 17th, after I made a birdie, ‘If we can make a birdie on 18 we can put some pressure on the leader’ and he said ‘What about making a two?’.

“I said to him the way I had been hitting the ball I could well do. It’s a long story but I made two on 18, and what a beautiful way to finish.”

Aguilar came home in 28 to record a ten-under-par final round and seal his second 
victory on the European Tour, with his other success coming 
in the Enjoy Jakarta Astro 
Indonesia Open in February 2008.

“It’s been a bit of a drought for six years,” he added.

“I’ve lost a couple of times in play-offs and had a couple of top threes and top fives, but never was able to get the round going on the last day, so it is nice to 
finally do it.”

Lipsky can feel aggrieved to finish runner-up after carding a bogey-free 65, while Hansen, who was the joint overnight leader, recorded a five-under-par round for the third time this week.

Rahil Gangjee of India finished fourth on 19 under par overall, while England’s Chris Wood was a further shot back after a round of 67, with compatriot Tommy Fleetwood finishing in a tie for eighth.

Cockburnspath’s David 
Drysdale finished as the leading Scot after a closing 65 for 15-under earned him a share of eighth and a cheque for around £20,000.

Craig Lee (71) tied for 24th, Marc Warren (70) finished in a share of 33rd and Scott Jamieson, who’d opened with a 64, closed with a brace of 74s to finish down in joint-54th.

 

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