David Drysdale finishes in top-10

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Scotland’s David Drysdale tied with Englishman, Tommy Fleetwood for eighth place at the Championship at Laguna National, following an impressive final round of 65.


David Drysdale was 15-under for the tournament, but still finished seven-shots behind the winner, Felipe Aguilar, who shot an unbelievable score of 62 yesterday, snatching victory by one-shot.

After a run of poor form, David Drysdale finished in the top-ten for the first time in his last 12 tournaments, taking home 24,335.64 Euros in prize money – capping a great week for the Scot.

However the week belonged to only one man, Felipe Aguilar of Chile.

Aguilar holed a ten-foot-birdie putt at the daunting par-three 17th after his tee shot barely carried the water, then holed his approach for eagle at the last, as a closing round 62 saw him finish on 22-under-par, and one ahead of Andres Hansen and David Lipsky.
"I looked at him and said ‘the way I’m hitting the ball I might make two"

The win was Filipe’s first since 2008 at the Indonesia Open, and he becomes the first Chilean to win The Championship at Laguna in history.

Following his win, Aguilar recalled his spectacular finish.

“On the 17th green I told my caddie if I make a birdie on 18 I might put some pressure on the leader and he said ‘you might make two’.

“I looked at him and said ‘the way I’m hitting the ball I might make two’, and I did.”

Denmark’s Andres Hansen fought hard for the win, but after he failed to get up and down from the bunker at 16, he was left chasing birdies on the last two-holes, which proved a bridge too far.

“What can you say? It’s just one of those days.” He said, adding: “ He (Aguilar) had a good day, played well obviously. I thought I played well.”

 David Drysdale cards lowest score of 2014


David Drysdale's last round 65 is the Scotsman's joint lowest score of the year, having previously shot 65 in the Africa Open back in February.

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