20 Sep 2010

Spaniard Lara wins playoff in Austria

7:23 am on 20 September 2010

The Spanish golfer Jose Manuel Lara saved his European Tour card for next season by beating the Englishman David Lynn in a playoff to claim the Austrian Open title.

Lara stormed into contention for the title with a final round of 64, including six birdies on the final nine holes, and he won the title with a par on the first extra hole.

New Zealander Mark Brown, who opened the tournament with a 77, followed up with rounds of 68, 69 and 67 to finished in a tie for 23rd.