Oliver Farr carded a scintillating nine-under-par final round 63 to win the Lalla Aïcha Challenge held at at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Morocco.

The 31-year-old Welshman started the final day four shots behind overnight leaders Jack Senior and Joel Sjöholm, but soon charged up the leaderboard with three consecutive birdies from the third hole, picking up two further shots on the seventh and eighth to reach the turn in just 31 strokes. Looking to secure his first victory since the 2017 Foshan Open, Farr kept his foot firmly on the pedal, posting four further birdies over his back nine, including on the 18th, to finish on 15 under par and record a three-shot victory over Senior.

With his win, Farr moves from 37th to 13th on the Road to Mallorca Rankings as he eyes his third promotion onto the European Tour, following successful Challenge Tour campaigns in 2014 and 2017. “It’s been a hard year for me and my family, so to get this win is extra special, not just for me but for everyone back home,” he said. “I’ve only got three events left now, so I’ve still got to play great and hopefully I can continue this form until the end of the season. I always feel like I can win tournaments, but as the year goes on you start to question whether you can, so to get this win just feels great.”

Senior, who shot a closing 70, cemented his place in the all-important top 15 in the Road to Mallorca rankings, moving up seven spots into fourth position. He finished one shot clear of 20-year-old Dane Oliver Hundebøll, who finished on 11 under after a stunning 66 on Sunday to record the best result of his career.

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