Callum Shinkwin of England poses with the trophy after his victory in a playoff contained within the midst of the remaining spherical of the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open at Aphrodite Hills Resort on November 1, 2020 in Paphos, Cyprus. ( by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Photographs)
Englishman Callum Shinkwin produced a dramatic late comeback sooner than grabbing victory in a play-off on the Cyprus Open on Sunday to say his maiden European Tour title.
The 27-year-old trailed Finland’s Kalle Samooja by two pictures with two holes to play, nonetheless he birdied the 17th sooner than rolling in a particular 50-foot eagle putt on the ultimate phrase phrase inexperienced.
Samooja birdied the par-five 18th to drive a play-off with the 2 tied at 20-under-par for the event.
Nonetheless Shinkwin, who carded an eight-under remaining spherical of 63, birdied the 18th when the pair carried out it as quickly as extra contained contained within the play-off to safe the win.
“It is one downside I’ve frequently wished to do and now I’ve,” the world quantity 332, who hit a tee shot related correct acceptable appropriate correct proper right into a bag of water cans on Thursday, instructed europeantour.com.
“It has been barely little little little little little little bit of a shock nonetheless it really feels good…
“I seen at first of the week they’ve cider related correct acceptable appropriate correct proper right here, which I like. They’ve Somersby and Kopparberg so I ponder I will have time with loads of of them tonight.”
In a single day chief Jamie Donaldson achieved in a three-way tie for third with South African Garrick Higgo and Scot Robert MacIntyre on 18-under.
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