Rahm holds off Dunne to win Spanish Open
April 15, 2018
By Associated Press
- April 15, 2018
- Jon Rahm of Spain celebrates with winners trophy after the final round of the Open de Espana in Madrid, Spain. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
MADRID -- Jon Rahm shot a 5-under 67 Sunday to win the Spanish Open with overnight leader Paul Dunne two strokes behind.
The fourth-ranked Rahm had six birdies in his final round to end the Centro Nacional de Golf tournament on 20-under 268.
The 23-year-old Spaniard earned his third European Tour win a week after finishing fourth at the Masters Tournament in Augusta.
"When I made the decision to come straight from Augusta it wouldn't be to just show up and walk around, I wanted to win this tournament," Rahm said.
It was Rahm's first professional win at home.
Dunne (71) entered the final round with a one-shot lead over Nacho Elvira (71) but three bogeys ruined his chances of a second tour win.
Elvira finished third at three shots behind Rahm. George Coetzee was a shot further back in fourth after a 63.