Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Garcia leads the way at Andalucia Masters

Garcia leads the way at Andalucia Masters

Tournament officials reduced the event to 54 holes on Saturday after bad weather had forced several delays at the tournament hosted by Garcia, who won the event a year ago and in 2011.

Westwood played his opening eight holes in 4 under to move into second place on his own on 7 under. A +3 round of 74 saw him drop to four over and tied for 63rd, just one shot inside the dreaded cuf-off point.

Jason Norris is best of the Australians in a tie for eighth at two under after a 71 with Wade Ormsby (69) and Jason Scrivener (73) a shot further back.

The Spaniard will move back inside the top 30 in the world ranking after a season which started well but which had fallen victim to the distractions of fatherhood.

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The 20-year-old Tsitsipas, seeded third, wrapped up victory in 81 minutes. "I'm obviously very happy". The account of the meeting - 6:4, 6:4. "Now this day has finally come".


The victory made Garcia the first player to win the same European Tour title three times in a row since Ernie Els in 2004 when he won a third Heineken Classic in Melbourne.

The Ryder Cup record-breaker restored his four-stroke cushion when he drained a tricky downhill putt for his third birdie of the day at the long 17th, and he closed with a cast-iron par to win his 34th professional title. "It's so hard, this golf course is so challenging". "This golf course is so challenging and for me to be able to go out there in the conditions we played in all week and shoot three rounds under par means a lot".

"Becoming a father changes your life for better and we've enjoyed every minute of it".

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