Ferrie birdies second playoff hole to win Spanish Open

Updated: April 27, 2003, 4:28 PM ET
Associated Press

COSTA ADEJE, Canary Islands -- England's Kenneth Ferrie won the Spanish Open on Sunday for his first European tour title, beating Ireland's Peter Lawrie and Sweden's Peter Hedblom on the second playoff hole.

Lawrie (66), Hedblom (67) and Ferrie (69) finished regulation at 22-under-par 266.

The three birdied the first playoff hole. Ferrie had a birdie on the second extra hole, capitalizing on an excellent drive. Hedblom and Lawrie missed the green with their first shots.

Ferrie's previous best finish on the European tour was a tie for third at the 2002 French Open.

Pablo Martin, the 17-year-old Spanish amateur champion, was among six players tied for the lead entering the final round. But he closed with a 74 for a 271.

Sergio Garcia, the 2002 Spanish Open champion, closed with a 68 and finished at 270.


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