Sunday, February 13, 2011

Alvaro Quiros wins Dubai Desert Classic, drains hole in one

Alvaro Quiros shot a final round 68 at the Dubai Desert Classic to win by one stroke over Anders Hansen and James Kingston. His round included an eagle two on the par-4 2nd hole, a hole in one on the par-3 11th, and a triple bogey on the par-4 8th to go along with four birdies and one bogey.

"I was lucky," Quiros said. "I don't know if it's quite normal to make an eagle at the second hole, birdie on the third, make a seven on a par four then make a hole-in-one and finish suffering to win by one. I don't think many people have been in this situation."

Big name players in the field blew it on Sunday as Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia both shot 75, Rory McILroy shot 74, and Lee Westwood shot 72.

Quiros earned his 5th win on the European Tour and moves up to 21st in the world rankings.