Spanish golfer Jorge Campillo clinched his first European Tour title after winning the Magical Kenya Open on Sunday. This tournament marked the return of the European Tour to Africa after a year’s break.

The 34-year-old Spaniard finished off the tournament in style by firing an outstanding 65 in his final round. He secured his victory by two strokes, finishing with a total score of 271, having recorded rounds of 68, 66, 72, and 65 since the start of the tournament.

Campillo’s win came after he had finished as runner-up on three previous occasions on the European Tour. He battled with Masahiro Kawamura on the final day, and despite the Japanese player’s last-round efforts, Campillo was able to hold his nerve and secure the win.

The Magical Kenya Open is part of the European Tour’s mixed schedule, which features a mix of established events, new tournaments and recent events that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was held at the Karen Country Club in Nairobi, Kenya.

The win is a significant milestone for Campillo, who turned pro in 2009. He has steadily risen up the ranks and currently occupies the 94th position on the Official World Golf Ranking. His victory at the Magical Kenya Open moves him to second on the Race to Dubai standings, earning him a spot in the WGC-Workday Championship, which is scheduled to take place at The Concession Golf Club in Florida from 25th-28th February.

The victory in Kenya marks a positive start to the European Tour’s swing in Africa, which will culminate in the Kenya Savannah Classic, a four-day tournament that will also be held at the Karen Country Club. It will be interesting to see if Campillo is able to carry his form through to the next tournament and continue to make a name for himself in the highly competitive world of professional golf.

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