Daniel Gavins, second career title on the DP
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 1155
The second edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Championship goes to Daniel Gavins who, in the United Arab Emirates and with a total of 271 (68 66 68 69, -17) shots, celebrates his second career title on the DP World Tour.
Daniel Gavins, results
Third at the end of the moving day, in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on the course of Al Hamra (par 72), the Englishman closed the fourth round with a run of 69 (-3) making eight birdies (of which five consecutive ), with three bogeys and a double bogey on the 18th.
And to think that on the 18th in the first three laps he had always managed to score a birdie. Alexander Bjork did not take advantage of this, scoring a bogey in the final and finishing second with 272 (-16) equal to Zander Lombard, leader after 54 holes.
"I just want to thank my family who have always supported me, since the beginning of my career", Gavins' tears of joy at the end of the competition. Number 296 in the world on the eve of the tournament, Gavins found success again on the circuit a year and a half after the first time.
The Englishman won the ISPS Handa World Invitational in August 2021). The venture yielded $340,000, out of a total prize pool of $2,000,000. The 31-year-old from Leeds succeeds the Danish Nicolai Hojgaard, winner in 2022, in the roll of honour.
Blue front, some regrets for Edoardo Molinari who didn't go beyond 42nd place with 283 (66 72 73 72, -5). Second at the end of the opening round, the Turinese - vice-captain of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup in Rome, scheduled for next 29 September to 1 October - fell short.
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