European Tour: Rafa Cabrera Bello wins the Open de Espana by defeating Adri Arnaus on the first play-off hole

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European Tour: The world No. 231 recovered from an opening-hole double bogey to post a final-round 69 at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, his first top-10 result since January.

Rafa Cabrera Bello’s four-year unbroken streak on the European Tour came to an end with a thrilling victory at the Acciona Open de Espana.

The world No. 231 recovered from an opening-hole double bogey to post a final-round 69 at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, his first top-10 result since January.

Cabrera Bello took advantage of the par-five fourth hole and scored three consecutive birdies from the 13th to force a play-off with Adri Arnaus, which he won on the first extra hole.

“I came here in a fairly bad spot with scores that were not what I expected them to be, and to be able to get momentum and turn it around and walk away with a win means a lot to me,” Cabrera Bello said. “I’m hoping to keep working and get back to being the player I know I can be.”

Arnaus struck remarkable eagles on the seventh and 14th holes to finish with a 67, two shots ahead of Scotland’s Grant Forrest, who picked up seven shots in his final seven holes to finish with a 65.

England’s Jack Senior tied for 16th place with Julien Guerrier and Shubhankar Sharma, one shot ahead of countryman Richard Bland and Scotland’s Marc Warren.

World No. 1 Jon Rahm carded a final-round 69 to finish six strokes off the lead in tied-17th place, falling short of a third consecutive victory at this event.

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