18th September 2016 | Alps Tour Golf

Shabolt in bull’s-eye in Costa del Sol

Nobody could have stopped England’s Tom Shadbolt from winning his maiden title today. A 60 meter shot holed followed by a hole in one crucified his closest opponent Santiago Tarrio.

Shadbolt, 28, is among the very solid players on Alps Tour. His best result so far was a 2nd place in Italy in 2014 where he missed by nothing a win. He recorded two runner up places last season and had climbed twice on the third step of the podium in 2016.

But today, the golf saints were English and the player from London was as accurate as a sniper on back to back holes. He first holed a 60 meter shot for eagle on the 13th to go for -6 then he holed his 7 iron shot on the following par 3 for a hole in one and -8. He completed his round with an extra birdie on the 17th to win by a nice margin of three shots over Santigao Tarrio. Nicolas Tacher and David Borda are tie for third place.

His fellow countryman, Matt Wallace, was on of the first on social media to congratulate Shadbolt. With this win, he enters the Alps Tour top 5.

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