Molinari seals Seville success
Italy's Francesco Molinari has managed to secure the Spanish Open title after a superb final round in Seville on Sunday.
The 29-year-old looked in good touch throughout the event but managed to put together an impressive final round of 65 to pull clear of his rivals and claim the first prize of over £271,000. Molinari started the round strongly with seven birdies in the first 14 holes and, after that, the job was all but done, as he parred the final four holes to take the title. The Italian finished three shots clear of the chasing pack with Dane Soren Kjeldsen and Spaniards Pablo Larrazabal and Alejandro Canizares all finishing on five-under par. Molinari was delighted with the win and is hoping he can strengthen his claim for a Ryder Cup place in the coming months. He said: "I just have to play the same golf a few more weeks and hopefully I will be there. Everybody is desperate to make the team, but unfortunately for us there are only 12 spots. "It's going to be hard - there are a lot of great players in Europe at the moment."