Lawrie Wins Spanish Open in a Playoff


European TourSEVILLA, Spain -- Peter Lawrie made par on the second playoff hole to win the Spanish Open on Sunday after Ignacio Garridos approach shot rolled into the water.
Garrido (72) forced the playoff with a birdie on the 18th hole to finish at 15-under 273. Lawrie shot a 5-under 67.
Im not a party person, but I will enjoy this, the 34-year-old Irishman said after his first European Tour win in 175 attempts.
Both players birdied the first playoff hole.
It just feels unbelievable; Im lost for words, Lawrie said. I thought Id had it won and was telling my caddie Dermott to pack up because we have to catch a plane, when he (Garrido) holed that last putt.
Garrido set a course record with a 63 on Friday.
Soren Hansen (69) finished third at 274. Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (68), Miguel Angel Jimenez (71) and David Lynn (66) tied for fourth, a stroke back of Hansen.
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