Elvira holds his nerve to claim Antwerp Open

motorsport26 May 2024 17:55| Ā© AFP

Spaniard Nacho Elvira edged a one-shot victory on the final day of the Antwerp on Sunday to claim his second DP World Tour title.

Elvira entered the final day with a four-shot lead over his competitors but sweated on his Danish playing partner Niklas Norgaard's 18th green birdie putt, which would have forced a play-off.

Norgaard missed the 12-footer, allowing the 37-year-old to claim the crown at 18 under.

"I'm very happy," said Elvira. "I was a little bit emotional because I know all the hard work that I put in that sometimes doesn't show. I couldn't ask for anything better."

Elvira shot an opening round of 64, followed up a second of the same score and a third round of 67 to put himself in the driving seat heading into the last day of play at the Rinkven International Golf Club.

His final round par of 71 was enough to claim the Santander native's second title on the European tour with Norgaard, Frenchman Romain Langasque and hometown player Thomas Pieters finishing one shot behind him on 17 under.


It is the 217th ranked player's second European tour win after claiming victory at the 2021 Welsh Open.