Matthew Baldwin, first success of his career



by ANDREA GUSSONI

Matthew Baldwin, first success of his career

What began as a balanced and uncertain tournament ended with a very large victory by the Englishman Matthew Baldwin who claimed a simply exceptional final with which he ensured, at the not so young age of 37, his first victory over the DP World Tour, what used to be the European Tour.

Matthew Baldwin, results

The Southport native finished with a run on 68, lowering his score by four further strokes, to finish at -18. For him today five birdies, against only one bogey to close a second part of the match in which he was simply overflowing.

Second place for the Iberian Adri Arnaus who ends up at -11, 7 strokes away from the winning score. Excellent last lap for Arnaus who, with the number 67 hit today, was able to gain eight positions and obtain the best result of the season.

A very large group of players shares the third position: at -10 we find the Norwegian Kristian Krogh Johannessen, the French Antoine Rozner, the Swede Jens Dantorp, the Scot Ewen Ferguson and the landlord Jaco Ahlers. The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.

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