Cabrera-Bello wins Scottish Open in play-off

From BBC - July 16, 2017

Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello birdied the first play-off hole to deny Callum Shinkwin and capture the Scottish Open.

English world number 405 Shinkwin, 24, took six shots when needing a par five at the final hole for a first European Tour title, but qualifies for the Open.

Cabrera-Bello carded an eight-under course record 64 to finish the regulation 72 holes in 13 under.

Ian Poulter, the 41-year-old seeking a first title since 2012, had five bogeys in a 74 and shared ninth.

Shinkwin, from Watford, had been at the top of the leaderboard since the second round and did not drop a shot in the first 17 holes on the final day at the Dundonald Links in Ayrshire.

But he took four to get down from level with the green at the par-five 18th, leaving a seven-foot putt short. Then at the same hole in the play-off, he saw a putt from a similar spot also fail to reach the cup.

It was a third European title for world number 31 Cabrera-Bello, 33, and his first since 2012.


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