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Santiago Wins At St Andrews
Santiago Luna held off a determined challenge from Sam Torrance in tricky conditions to win the SSE Scottish Senior Open.
The Spaniard battled against gusting 20mph winds to card a closing one-under -par round of 71 to finish on five-under-par 211, one shot clear of Torrance, who designed the championship course at Fairmont St Andrews.
“Yesterday was very tough with the rain, but I putted so well. I’m so happy to win, especially somewhere like this because it is difficult for me to play here. In Madrid, we don’t have this sort of wind,” said Luna clutching his trophy.
St Andrews has proved to be something of a lucky venue for the Madrista, who once defeated Tiger Woods here in the Alfred Dunhill Trophy.
“I love Scotland and it is special to win in St Andrews. I feel unbelievable. This is a different story to beating Tiger Woods,” he said.
“That one was good, not because I beat Tiger, only because I got my point to get through to the final. That was an unbelievable week with José María Olazábal and Miguel Angel Jiménez. I know that if I play Tiger 90 times he would win 89 times, but that one was mine.”