Bello rings up Scottish win as G-Mac misses out on Birkdale

Cheryl Sanders
July 17, 2017

Spaniard Cabrera-Bello had gone eight under for the day - the best performance at Dundonald Links on Sunday - to finish 13-under overall, birdying the last two holes to put the pressure on Shinkwin in the closing stages of his round.

The former English Amateur champion looked on course for victory as he held a one-shot lead going down the last, but was unlucky to see his approach shot land in a divot.

The world no 4 was sitting third after an opening round 68 but fell back steadily through the tournament to eventually finish 11 shots behind the victor South Korean Park Sung-hyun.

The 23-year-old Park, a seven-time victor on the Korean LPGA Tour last year, was three shots back after tearing up the closing nine with six birdies for a 67 and a six-under total.

"I have been fighting for this win for many years", said Cabrera Bello.

"There's life in the old dog yet", Poulter added, with a determined smile, "and I'm relishing the opportunity tomorrow to go out and get stuck in".

"I hit probably the worst shot I've hit as a pro followed by the best shot I've hit as a pro".

"I kind of knew I had to hole that". Dodt was due to fly to NY on Monday for a five-day holiday with his wife. "I'll be quite happy to cancel the holiday for a spot in The Open, and my first major".

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"So, playing next to her definitely helps me to be more inspired by her play and try to push myself to be good as her". "Obviously, a few months back, things were pretty hard but life's a little bit easier right now and obviously I'm enjoying my golf", said Poulter. It must have been frustrating for him because I felt he got unlucky with the ball not rolling back to the bunker. I need to play well.

"Knowing that I performed well in The Ryder Cup, that's one of the most pressured situations in the world, really". "I think that was a valuable experience, precious experience for me". His pitch hit the slope short of the green and fell back from the surface.

"Getting back on track today was important so I can head into next week feeling like my game's in the right place".

The 24-year-old Englishman had played error-free golf to that point on a glorious Sunday in Ayrshire to give himself a great chance of securing a first European Tour win.

Late last evening, Chawrasia missed the cut after being caught in severe rain and strong winds over the last seven holes.

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