Campillo and Iturrios, first Spanish triumphs in 2019

The Extremaduran won the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco and debuted on the European Tour. The Balearic is already two-time champion in the Ladies after winning the Lalla Meyrem Cup with much superiority.


Campillo e Iturrios, Iturrios and Campillo. They are the fashionable last names this weekend in Spanish golf. The golfers, Jorge and her Nuria, who have given Spain their first triumphs so far this 2019.

He had fired twice at the post and the third was the victory for Campillo. Ten years after becoming a professional and after six seconds and four third places, won his first European Tour title on Sunday, the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco, which is also the first of Spanish golf so far in 2019.

El Extremadura was left with honey on the lips in the Oman Open and the Qatar Masters in March. But this time he did find the way to finish. went to the final day in seven under par, after a great third round (-4), and in the main game with the South African Van Rooyen, who started at -8. His lap did not start well, with bogeys at two and three that They made presage a new unsuccessful attempt.

It was not like that. Campillo tempered, linked four pairs in a row and in the eighth regained vigor with a birdie. I would not make more mistakes from there. Meanwhile, Van Rooyen gave in the second half of the course with two bogeys and a single birdie and the Americans Suri and Crocker were trying to get into the fight. But 'Campi' slammed the door on the 16th with a brilliant 'approach' and poked the putt for -8 and lead alone. Suri responded with another on 17 and then the Spaniard returned the blow. The ultimate. The one that ends with ten long years of drought for him and the Spanish golf in 2019.

"It has cost but it was worth it, I have not had my best game, I made some mistakes from the tee, but I kicked well and I finished in a big way, like a champion ", assured the cacereño, who will rise to the 65th position, the highest of his career, in the Monday update of the world ranking.

Iturrios is already a double champion

For Iturrios, in contrast , the sensations are not new with his triumph in the Lalla Meyrem Cup, also disputed in Morocco and belonging to the European Tour. The Balearic, only 23 years old, already knows what it is to win since in 2016 this same tournament was awarded. In this case he did it with an almost insulting superiority. His 13 shots below par are seven fewer than those made by Sweden's Boqvist and Hedwall, second in Dar es Salaam.

Iturrios thus climbs 29 places, to the ninth, in the list of points of the Solheim Cup, which increases their chances of qualifying for the biennial tournament to be held at Gleneagles in September. "I felt I could birdie every hole and it's something that does not happen often, it's been really sweet and now I want to enjoy it" , confessed the Balearic.



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