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Golf: Garcia Pinto seals Saint-Omer victory

Spaniard Jordi Garcia Pinto won the Saint-Omer Open with a seven under par total that left him three shots clear in the EPGA Challenge Tour event.

SAINT-OMER, France: Spaniard Jordi Garcia Pinto won the Saint-Omer Open on Sunday with a seven under par total that left him three shots clear in the EPGA Challenge Tour event.

Compatriot Carlos Aguilar was alone in second place on four under par but Garcia Pinto's bogey free round of 70 protected his two shot overnight lead.

The 24-year-olds triumph on French soil means he has almost guaranteed his playing rights for the 2015 Road to Dubai.

"I couldn't be happier," said Garcia Pinto. "I think now I have enough money to be on the European Tour next year so it means a lot to me.

"I didn't make any bogeys and that was huge. On this course it is very easy to make bogeys but I managed to save any bad moments I had."

A group of five players that included Chile's Mark Tullo, Scotsman Scott Henry, England's Lloyd Kennedy and Italian duo Lorenzo Gagli and Andrea Rota were locked in a tie for third, five shots behind Garcia Pinto.

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