Golfer Darius van Driel finished in joint eleventh place at the Kenya Open after a strong final round. In Nairobi, the 33-year-old Dutchman scored 63 strokes (-8) and ended up with 272 strokes.
Van Driel started the last day in 36th position. He made an eagle, seven birdies and a bogey. He recently missed the cut at the Thailand Classics. He told the website golf.nl that he then decided to take a break to work on putting. He had success in Africa with a new putter. “I missed a putt of one and a half meters with that bogey,” said Van Driel on golf.nl. “But apart from that one short miss, I putt very well. And my game from tee to green was just excellent again. It’s such a huge difference when the putts do fall.”
The unfit Wil Besseling had a lesser performance in Kenya. He finished with 77 strokes and was 78th with 289 strokes.
The victory was for the Spaniard Jorge Campillo. He needed 66 strokes for the final round. With a total of 266 strokes he stayed ahead of the Japanese Masahiro Kawamura (268). Kawamuras compatriot Ryo Hisatsune and Spaniard Santiago Tarrio finished third with 269 strokes.
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