Peter Lawrie wins the European PGA Spanish Open

Ireland’s Peter Lawrie won the European PGA Spanish Open yesterday in an exciting finish by beating the Spanish golfer Ignacio Garrido on the second play-off hole.

The Open de Espana 2008 (Spanish Open) was held at the Real Club de Golf in Seville; and on the final day, Garrido was one of a three Spanish players with a chance of winning the European PGA Spanish Open. Both Jimenez & Garcia-Heredia finished two shots behind the leaders with 13 under.

Lawrie looked set to win without a sudden death play-off until Garrido finished with an amazing 30ft birdie putt to tie on 15 under.

Both Lawrie & Garrido birdied the first play-off hole, but then Garrido found the water.

This is the first victory on the European PGA Tour for Peter Lawrie, the 34-year-old from Dublin, Ireland at the 175th attempt; and after Damiern McGrane won in China two weeks ago and Darren Clarke’s victory in the Asian Open, that’s three Irish wins in a row.