Rahm triumphs on home soil as Elvira falls away

Rahm triumphs on home soil as Elvira falls away

Rahm and Elvira were both tied under around the 15 th and a play off beckoned, however Elvira hit the water with his first shot leading to a double bogey. "They played a huge part, I came for them mainly so I'm just glad I can win this one for the Spanish people".

Paul Dunne teeing off at the second during yesterday's final round.

"Everything feels good, the game feels great, I just didn't pick shots". "The feeling of pride and satisfaction is fantastic". "It's truly been the hardest Sunday I've ever had in any tournament that I've won because the crowd wanted it so much and I wanted it so much". Everyone seemed to want me to win. They were pushing me so hard and I felt that. As a golfer it's hard to deal with the public's emotions, so I tried to isolate myself and that's perhaps why I didn't play my best golf. "So to win here is great". One ahead of Elvira and two clear of Rahm and Sweden's Henric Sturehed overnight, his closing birdie was worth an extra €36,380 as he picked up €166,660 for solo second.

The 23-year-old held off closest challenger Paul Dunne with his final-round 67 to earn a third victory in his last 10 worldwide starts.

But this was an even more impressive win considering the pressure on his shoulders.

"It's hard to describe the feeling of satisfaction and pride I have right now", Rahm said.

"When I chose your decision in the future direct from Augusta rsquo & it wouldn;t be to show up and wander around, " I wished to get that particular tournament", Rahm told reporters.

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Then for a fourth day in succession, Dunne birdied the par-5 fifth with his eagle chip shot from just off the green missing the cup by millimetres.

Dunne got off to a nervous start quickly finding himself two behind Rahm who birdied the opening two holes while the diminutive Irishman was three behind when he bogeyed the fourth.

Dunne's deliberate pace of play left his group nearly two holes behind the group in front by the back nine and that extra attention from officials could not have helped.

Elvira also birdied the par five first and there was very quickly a three-way tie for the lead at 17 under.

Rahm would only birdie the 13th and 18th.

While he birdied the 15th to get back to within two shots of Rahm and Elvira, there were to be no late mistakes from the eventual victor.

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