• Higgo claims T3 in Cyprus

    Garrick Higgo
    Garrick Higgo

    Garrick Higgo shot a final-round 65 on Sunday to finish in T3 at the Cyprus Open, while Callum Shinkwin bagged his maiden European Tour victory.

    Higgo remained in contention throughout the week at the Aphrodite Hills Golf Club and was firmly in the mix when the action reached its conclusion over the weekend.

    The 21-year-old sank seven birdie putts in his final round, while dropping a single shot on the 14th hole to end his week on 18 under par for the event.

    The impressive result will see Higgo start the new week inside the top 100 on the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career.

    READ: Daniel does it again

    Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre and Welshman Jamie Donaldson secured their spots alongside Higgo in T3 in what was a pretty solid couple of days for them as well.

    But, in the end, Shinkwin made sure of an impressive result by beating Finland’s Kalle Samooja in a playoff.

    Shinkwin rolled in a 54-foot eagle putt on the final hole, which gave him the clubhouse lead by the time Samooja teed off on the 18th.

    Samooja would manage a birdie on the par five, which saw both of them end on 20 under for the event and ultimately meant they returned to the 18th to decide the winner.

    The Englishman, however, kept his cool and a made birdie on the playoff hole, while Samooja could only manage a par, handing Shinkwin a thrilling first win on Tour.

    Louis de Jager concluded his participation in Cyprus in T34 on nine under par with Wilco Nienaber finished three strokes behind after an excellent seven-under 64 for the final round.

    Haydn Porteous on the other hand suffered a difficult end to his week by going five over for Sunday’s round to conclude on three over par.


    Article written by