17th September 2011 | Alps Tour Golf

Maiden win for England's Farren Keenan


England’s Farren Keenan fired a 65-8-under par to hold his maiden win as pro at Dolomiti Golf Open. The 28 year old player from Surrey was not in the leading group and teed of more than one hour before leaders. None of them were able to catch him even if fellow Jason Barnes was on the verge to go into a play off but sadly dropped one shot on the last hole.

It was a kind of win the Alps Tour is used to. A player from behind shot the score of the week and overpassed all the expected winners. Keenan were six shots behind Canonica, Barnes Bechu and Dupuis. He turned first nine 2 under and kept on doing his best.

“I had pretty good birdies on 10th and 11th and I felt better and better. I either holed long putts or I hit very good shots to be very closed to the flags. Once my round completed, I had to wait more than one hour for the last group. Jason Barnes was said to be -12 which was not right. He was -11, so as he dropped one shot on the last hole, I was at the practice range hitting some balls when I was told I had won.. It was a nice surprise!”

Italian Emanuele Canonica and France’s Remi Dupuis both had a bad day an signed for 75. Romain Schneider, last week winner, finished 3rd tie with Italian Joon Kim. With this win Farren Keenan earned 5 places at the ranking to 6th position. Jason Barnes recovered his second place with only 500 points left to the first place.

Agathe Séron

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