Gavins wins Ras Al Khaimah Championship in wild finish

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Daniel Gavins received the Ras Al Khaimah Championship on Sunday after a wild end that noticed the Englishman twice discover the water on the ultimate gap earlier than rolling in a title-clinching putt from 26 ft for double-bogey.

Gavins shot three below par spherical of 69 to complete on 17 below par general, then needed to wait to see if Zander Lombard — the third-round chief taking part in within the closing group — might eagle the par-5 quantity 18 to pressure a playoff.

Lombards eagle putt missed proper and Gavins celebrated together with his girlfriend within the scoring hut.

It was his second European tour title after the ISPS Handa World Invitational in 2021.

Lombard (72) and Alexander Bjork (68) tied for second place, with Bjork — taking part in within the group forward of Gavins — making a expensive bogey down the final gap.

Gavins had not realized that and thought he was taking part in the 18th main by two, fairly than three.

He sliced his tee shot into the water.

Then, after discovering the center of the green together with his third shot, Gavins hit a fairway wooden that veered proper, bounced off the rocks and plopped into the water once more.

Gavins chipped from the tough onto the inexperienced together with his sixth shot and thought he wanted to gap the putt to get right into a playoff with Bjork.

He clenched his fist when the double-bogey putt dropped, not understanding he had really probably received.

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