Frenchman Adrien Mörk claimed his second Challenge Tour victory of the 2006 season when a sensational closing ten under par 62 gave him a two shot victory in the Oki Mahou Challenge de España at the Centro Nacional de Golf course in Madrid.
Mörk’s stunning finish saw him end the tournament on 17 under par 271, two shots clear of the man who had led the way into the final round, Welshman Kyron Sullivan, who closed with a 71 for 273, and four shots clear of the man in third place, Vicente Blasquez of Spain, who closed with a 68 for 275.
No-one at the Madrid venue should have been surprised at Mörk’s low round for, during his first victory of the season in the Tikida Hotels Agadir Moroccan Classic in May, he recorded a 59 in the second round, the first time 60 had been broken in any official competition on either The European Tour, the Challenge Tour or the Seniors Tour.
Mörk had only one blemish on his card in a superb final day, a bogey at the 12th, but elsewhere he was sensational, eagling the par five seventh and posting nine other birdies, including six in a front nine of 28 and two in the final three holes to secure victory and a first prize of €20,800 (£14,006) which lifted him to 17th on the Challenge Tour Rankings.
“Two weeks ago I went to see my coach Patrick Amadieu and made a few changes to my swing,” said Mörk. “Last week I finished last but I did not worry as I was still working things out and this week, everything clicked into place and I am delighted.
“I played really well today. I holed good putts, and indeed the putting was the key for me today.”