Adrian Otaegui made bogey on the 17th hole, which ultimately ended his chances for victory at the Volvo China Open. Despite that, the 25-year old Spaniard was pleased with his performance in Beijing.
Per a recap at the European Tour’s website:
Adrian Otaegui found it easy to take the positives from finishing second to Alexander Björk at the Volvo China Open.
The Spaniard has been a picture of consistency this season, making all eight cuts to extend his run to 12, sealing his best finish this week with a worst placing of a tie for 40th.
He claimed his maiden European Tour title at last season’s Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play and was just one off the lead stood on the 17th tee at Topwin Golf & Country Club.
A three-putt bogey meant his birdie on the last was not enough to get him into a play-off, but the 25 year old was delighted to be in contention again.
“Very happy with the way I played again,” he said. “The way I felt on the course, I felt very relaxed and enjoyed it a lot.
Meanwhile, Matt Wallace, who started the day with a share of the lead, finished T3 after a final-round 68.
Unlike Otaegui, though, the fiery Englishman was none too pleased, especially with his final hole score:
“It’s gutting. I hit probably one of the best shots I’ve ever hit into that last hole, got no lie, no shot, and then missed the putt and finished third, said Wallace, a recent winner in India.
“I played great and when you play great you want to win. You want to know you can win.
“I’ll learn from it, I’ll come back stronger again but it’s hard to take right now.”
Read the rest of the story, along with more player reaction, at EuropeanTour.com