Andalucia Valderrama Golf Masters – 2010

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The Andalucia Valderrama Golf Masters October 2010

Our presenter Martine Williams attended the final day of this exciting new Golf tournament staged at the World famous Valderrama Golf Course here in Sotogrande.

On a day where strong winds made low scoring extremely difficult, McDowell went round in 74 to finish on three under, two ahead of Maybin, McGrane and Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen.

Both Maybin and McGrane had been in contention for victory up until the closing holes, only to see their hopes dashed over Valderrama’s notoriously tough home stretch.

McDowell’s victory – his seventh on the European Tour – lifts him into the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings and he also closes the gap on Race to Dubai leader Martin Kaymer, who finished in a tie for 21st on seven over.

McDowell and Maybin had begun the day with a four-shot advantage at the top of the leaderboard, but it was McGrane who moved into pole position as the tournament moved towards its conclusion.

The 39 year old picked up birdies at three, seven, 11 and 15 to get to five under through 15 holes, with his solitary bogey coming at the ninth.

And with McDowell and Maybin slipping back to four and three under respectively, McGrane appeared the most likely to walk away with the €500,000 first prize.

Unfortunately, he then faltered, double bogeying 16 before dropping further shots at 17 and 18.

And with Maybin also finishing bogey-bogey, McDowell could afford to play the final hole with caution, coming up short of the green in two before taking three more shots to seal a wonderful win to the 500,000.00 euros first prize!

Surely an event not to be missed next year!

So why not watch out on our Sotogrande Diaries for next year’s event!