Lawlor is expected to return to No. 1 in the World Disabled Golfers Rankings (WR4GD) after his victory at Jumeriah Golf Estates; The Irishman also won the EDGA Cazoo Open and the ISPS Handa World Disability Invitational in 2021
By Sky Sports Golf
Last updated: 11/20/21 10:27 a.m.
Brendan Lawlor reflects on the end of his European Disabled Golfers Association (EDGA) season in style with a four-stroke victory in the Dubai final at Jumeriah Golf Estates.
Brendan Lawlor claimed a third European Disabled Golfers Association (EDGA) victory of the season with a four-stroke victory in the season final in Dubai.
Lawlor followed a first round 70 with a one of 73 on the Earth Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates, with the Irishman mixing four birdies with five bogeys in a hectic final day.
Canada’s Kurtis Barkley closed briefly to one of the leaders, but finished four behind in second, with Kipp Poppert seven behind in third tied with England’s Mike Browne.
“Coming into the bottom nine I was actually pretty nervous as I knew I had a bit of a head start,” said Lawlor, who is now expected to return to No.1 in the World Disabled Golfers Rankings (WR4GD) . “My putting wasn’t 100 percent, but I got the job done and that’s what matters.”
Lawlor started the second day in the lead and saw his lead doubled despite a level nine front, as Barkley followed a double bogey in the sixth with a dropped shot in the ninth.
Barkley birdied in the tenth and jumped inside one of the leaders when Lawlor bogeyed the next par four, then birded out in the 12th with consecutive bogeys.
Lawlor birdied in the 15th and rebounded from a dropped shot on the next to birdie in the 17th par three, with a par in the last sealing the victory, while Barkley’s challenge faded with two bogeys out of his three. last holes.
Italian Tommaso Perrino finished fifth out of eight more, with American Christ Biggins – winner of the EDGA Cazoo Classic – in sixth place after rounds 82 and 76.