European Tour

Johnston claims maiden Euro Tour win

2016-04-17 17:25
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San Roque - England's Andrew Johnston clinched his first victory on the European Tour at the Spanish Open with a one-under par 70 on Sunday to win by one shot from Dutchman Joost Luiten.

Sergio Garcia, whose foundation hosted the event at the Real Club de Valderrama, was four-under par for his final round to finish third two shots back.

Johnston's one-over score for the tournament is the first over-par score to win a European Tour event outside the majors since 1996.

"I came off the course and I just started crying with the emotion of it. It's just very surreal and I don't think it will hit me for a few days," said 27-year-old Johnston.

"It is what you dream of to have your name on a trophy alongside so many special names like Seve (Ballesteros), (Nick) Faldo and (Bernhard) Langer.

"You see them winning these tournaments, and the history of it and all these names, so to put mine on there feels pretty ridiculous really."

Scores

285 - Andrew Johnston 67-74-74-70

286 - Joost Luiten (NED) 70-75-70-71

287 - Sergio Garca (ESP) 74-71-75-67

288 - Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 71-77-72-68, James Morrison 67-75-74-72

289 - Ross Fisher 70-74-72-73, Michal Lorenzo-Vera (FRA) 73-70-71-75, Alexander Norn (SWE) 75-75-68-71, Martin Kaymer (GER) 69-75-71-74

290 - Craig Lee 71-72-76-71

291 - Richard Bland 71-72-75-73, Nino Bertasio (ITA) 74-72-73-72, Alejandro Caizares (ESP) 67-75-76-73

292 - Alexander Levy (FRA) 66-76-81-69, Johan Carlsson (SWE) 72-76-72-72

293 - Rafael Cabrera (ESP) 74-73-72-74, Andy Sullivan 71-78-74-70, Paul Dunne 73-76-74-70

294 - Tommy Fleetwood 71-78-74-71, Steve Webster 72-77-75-70, Pep Angls (ESP) 72-71-74-77, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 74-75-76-69, Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 76-71-71-76, Grgory Bourdy (FRA) 70-74-81-69, Peter Hanson (SWE) 75-70-76-73

295 - Thomas Linard (FRA) 73-75-75-72, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 73-72-74-76, Jos Manuel Lara (ESP) 72-75-77-71

296 - Pablo Larrazbal (ESP) 68-71-78-79, Jordi Garca Pinto (ESP) 69-75-77-75, Borja Virto (ESP) 73-77-74-72, Maximilian Kieffer (GER) 70-79-72-75, Richie Ramsay 69-76-77-74

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