Larrazábal Edges Helligkilde To Win Korea Championship

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Pablo Larrazábal shot a tidy 5-under 67 in the final round of the Korea Championship to complete a two-shot victory over Marcus Helligkilde on Sunday.

The Spaniard’s 12-under 276 at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea was good enough to secure his eighth European tour title after starting his last round one shot back.

Larrazábal then closed to a five-way share of the lead at the turn on 9-under and pulled away with four birdies in the next five holes to open a three-shot lead that he never relinquished.

“I love to compete, I love to fly out here, to see all these young guys hitting it miles and try to beat them,” said Larrazábal. “And that’s what makes me the happiest guy in the world.”

Denmark’s Helligkilde finished his fourth round with a 68 to take second place, holding off a four-strong chasing pack that included home favourite Park Sanghyun.

Scotland’s Scott Jamieson joined Park in third place along with Spaniard Jorge Campillo and Dutchman Joost Luiten, who both shot 7-under 65s in the final round to finish on 9-under 279.