The rain in Spain

When I lived in southern Spain in the mid nineties for a couple of years I was as cold as wet as I have ever been during one of the winters. I believe that winter must have broken every record in the book with regards to rainfall in the region. From what I understand, it could be that this winter has seen that record sky-rocket as it seems like nobody has seen as much water on the Costa del Sol as what has fallen from the sky this year. The Spanish Amateur was heavily affected by the rain and I think the tournament director must have tried every trick to somehow be able to crown a champion in the end. No shadow, or rain, should fall on the two English men that battled it out in the final though. In the end it was Matthew Haines who proved to be the strongest of the two when he birdied the first extra hole to capture the trophy from fellow Walker Cup player Tommy Fleetwood. Matt can now look forward to a place in the Spanish Open on the European Tour which the Spanish Golf Federation usually allocate to the winner of the National Championship. For full results from the Spanish Amateur click here.

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