Alvaro Quiros, Spain, has play-off win at The Rocco Forte Open, against Zander Lombard, South Africa, in Sicily.
Alvaro struggled in the final round of The Rocco Forte Open, carding +2 over par 73, while Zander came up the leaderboard with a -3 under par 68, to level the scores after 72 holes at -14 under par.
Alvaro won at the second extra hole, with a par at the par five 18th, when Zander made bogey;
“I’m very happy, obviously it shouldn’t be like that but at the end it’s a victory and that’s the most important thing.”
“It’s been a little bit of a mess.The game wasn’t that bad.”
“Just the last few holes I started to struggle with the wind left to right and he was playing nice.”
“I didn’t have an idea how many shots I was leading by, what I knew on 18 is I have to make a putt to halve with Zander.”
“It’s a victory, it means a lot of things. Unfortunately I didn’t really like how I ended the round. It should never have been that far.”
Zander consoled himself with qualifying for a start at Wentworth;
“I’m very happy with how I kept myself in contention and all the best for Alvaro. He’s a great champion, he’s won in the past and it’s nice to see him win again.”
“It’s a good consolation prize to get into Wentworth. I suppose winning isn’t everything but I can’t complain.”
Li Haotong, from China, was in third position, an Albatross at the par five 569 yard 12th hole easing him into third position on his own.
Li spoke about his amazing Albatross;
” It was the second shot, five iron, I just wanted to get it on the green and two-putt and make an easy birdie.”
“After I hit it I saw some clapping on the green and thought it was probably pretty close or something and when I walked to there I couldn’t believe it was in.”