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    Rookie Spaniard wins LIV event to bag monster USD4M

    BANGKOK (AFP) – Unheralded Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, who only turned professional in June this year, secured a massive USD4 million pay day yesterday by winning the breakaway LIV golf tour event in Bangkok.

    The Spaniard had not finished inside the top 20 previously at a LIV event but landed a monster cheque after carding a final round three-under 69 to hold off former US Masters champion Patrick Reed by three strokes at Stonehill golf club.

    The 22-year-old followed up his opening two rounds of 65 and 63 to finish on 19-under par.

    “I’m playing with the best players in the world, and that’s what I’ve wanted to do since I was little and I’m learning from each of them,” said Lopez-Chacarra, who until a few months ago was still a college student.

    “It’s been a dream, and I can’t be more excited for the next years.”

    The USD25 million event in Bangkok was the Saudi-backed LIV tour’s first in Asia.

     

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