29th August 2010 | Alps Tour Golf

Domingo's fiesta at Peugeot Classic Omnium International


Agus Domingo wins the Peugeot Classic Omnium International one stroke clear of fellow Pedro Erice and Frenchmen Tony Raillard and Kenny Le Sager.

Peugeot Classic is the kind of tournament used to end by a play off. At the beginning of the day, it seemed that it was going to be this way again. Many players were very closed and after 9 holes, Spain’s Pedro Erice was one little stroke clear of  Frenchman Kenny Le Sager and 2 over fellow Agus Domingo.

Meanwhile Scot Gavin Dear was scoring the figure of the day, 67 and finished at 5th place tie.

The turn of the day happened at hole 15th. Until then, Erice still had his advantage and dropped one shot on tough par 3. He joined Kenny Le Sager at -7 and save he nice par to tee off the 17th par 5 square again. Spain’s Agus Domingo was -6.

Three tee shots later, Domingo was on the fairway, Le Sager on the right side in the rough, good lie and Erice in high grass on the left. He played first and ended next to a big tree. Le Sager did great shot to find fairway and nightmare kept on going on for young Erice. He tried to find the fairway with 3 iron but  his ball hit another tree and felt a few meters from there. He hit the green with fourth shot. Le Sager hit wonderful shot as Domingo did for regulation. The two men have been playing together for all week and their challenge restarted as soon as they both holed for birdy. Erice finally dropped two shots…

Kenny Le Sager was on the road for his maiden win but still had to confront his demons of 18th tee shot. Unfortunately, he pushed his 3 iron and found his ball behind a tree with no shot to the green. He signed for a double bogey on last hole as he almost had both hand on the trophy.

“If I could replay the last hole, despite the tee shot I would make the same choice. After my small shot to the fairway, I hit a 9 iron. It was a difficult shot. I hit it well and was very surprised to see it stay short. I though it would have rolled. Then I had a 13 meter putt going down. I did not want to stay short because I prefer to have a right to left putt as second. It was too long and I missed it…. It is very tough to loose like that. I would have preferred that Agus holed a birdy. I really felt that I offer the win but I am happy it was between us…”

Agus Domingo last victories was in 2006. All Spaniards were supporting him on the last holes and Agus confessed it was really helping him. But most of all, he thanks his wife during price giving.

“ We just get married last December and this win won’t have happened if she was not there. She was my caddy this week. I am thinking of my grand father too, who passed away last year.”

This is the fifth Spanish win on the Alps Tour this season. Domingo climbed on the 8th place of the Alps Tour order of merit and for once, no change in the top 5 after this tournament.

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