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Sunday, 04 May 2014
Felipe Aguilar   (Getty Images)
Felipe Aguilar (Getty Images)
SUNDAY MAY 4, 2014 – THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT LAGUNA NATIONAL

• His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 192nd European Tour event.

• Moves to €218,058 in The Race to Dubai.

• Could move to inside the top 130 of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 209th. 

• Playing in just his fourth European Tour event of the 2014 season.

• This victory beats his previous best 2014 performance of tied fourth in the NH Collection Open.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2008 Indonesia Open. This is a gap of six years and 76 days.

• Has played in 166 European Tour events since his last victory. 

• This victory beats his previous finish since his 2008 Indonesia Open win of tied second in the 2013 Open de España. (Has been placed second three times since his 2008 victory).

• Victory comes in his seventh appearance in The Championship at Laguna National. (Has played in every one since the event began in 2008).

• This victory beats his previous best performance of seventh in 2012. (Has made the cut every year he has played in the event).

• Becomes the first Chilean to win The Championship at Laguna National.

• Chile becomes the sixth different country to win The Championship at Laguna National in the seven years the event has been in existence since the 2008 season.

• Becomes the seventh different winner of The Championship at Laguna National.

• Gains his second European Tour victory on Asian soil, following the 2008 Indonesia Open.

• His final round of 62 (-10) is the lowest final round by a winner in the history of the Championship, beating the 66 (-6) of Graeme McDowell in 2008.

OTHER FACTS

• First time a player has won a European Tour event by holing a second shot on a par four on the final hole. (Has happened once on the Senior Tour by Noel Ratcliffe at the 2001 De Vere Hotels Seniors Classic and by Marcus Fraser at the 2003 Talma Finnish Challenge on the Challenge Tour).

• His final round of 62 (-10) is the lowest winning final round of the 2014 season, beating the 65 (-7) of Thomas Björn (Nedbank Golf Challenge).

• His four shot final round winning comeback equals the largest of the 2014 season set by George Coetzee (Joburg Open) and Thomas Aiken (Africa Open).

• His four shot final round winning comeback equals the largest in the Championship’s history, set by Thongchai Jaidee in 2009.

• Aged 39 years and 178 days becomes the oldest winner of The Championship at Laguna National, beating the previous record of Thongchai Jaidee, who was 39 years and 169 days in 2009.

• The second Chilean victory in European Tour history.

• His closing nine holes of 28 (-8) equals the lowest nine holes of the 2014 season, set by Stephen Gallacher (Omega Dubai Desert Classic), Mark Murless (Joburg Open,  West Course) and John Hahn (Africa Open).

• Becomes the 11th player this season to win after making up a final round deficit.

• Becomes the 20th different winner from the 20 different events played this season.

• Gains a place in the 2015 Volvo Golf Champions.

• Becomes the ninth European Tour win of the 2014 season by a former Challenge Tour player. They are: Morten Ørum Madsen (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni), Thomas Björn (Nedbank Golf Challenge), Louis Oosthuizen (Volvo Golf Champions), Pablo Larrazábal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Stephen Gallacher (Omega Dubai Desert Classic), Ross Fisher (Tshwane Open), Marco Crespi (NH Collection Open), Alexander Levy (Volvo China Open) and Felipe Aguilar (The Championship at Laguna National).

• Becomes the 338th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

• Gains his seventh victory as a professional.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1AGUILAR, FelipeCHI18-22
T2LIPSKY, DavidUSA18-21
T2HANSEN, AndersDEN18-21
4GANGJEE, RahilIND18-19
5WOOD, ChrisENG18-18
T6LAHIRI, AnirbanIND18-17

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