Robert MacIntyre clinches Cyprus Showdown title with brilliant clutch finish

Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre won his first European Tour title in the Cyprus Showdown
Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre won his first European Tour title in the Cyprus Showdown (PA Wire)
14:11pm, Sun 08 Nov 2020
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Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre produced a brilliant finish to claim his first European Tour title in the Cyprus Showdown.

MacIntyre birdied four of his last six holes at Aphrodite Hills to card a seven-under-par 64 and finish a shot ahead of Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura.

The 24-year-old from Oban was inches away from a hole-in-one on the 17th and tapped in for birdie to briefly take the outright lead before Kawamura birdied the 18th to complete a 65.

That left MacIntyre needing to birdie the last to win and the left-hander followed a perfect drive with a solid approach before safely two-putting from 20 feet to secure victory.

An emotional MacIntyre told Sky Sports: “It’s what I’ve been working for. It’s been a difficult few months for me, only my family know what’s gone on.

“I can’t believe it.”

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