Aaron Rai cashes in at Spanish Open
Wolverhampton’s Aaron Rai collected a cheque for just under £19,000 after completing the Open de Espana tied for 12th place.
The 22-year-old former Wolverhampton Grammar School pupil, whose parents still live in nearby Perton, carded a final round of one under par to end on 13 under for the tournament in Madrid.
The payday means Rai has so far earned around £73,000 so far, having taken part in six tournaments since Ferbuary at the start of his first full year on the European Tour.
Fellow Staffordshire star Robert Rock collected around £11,750 after finishing tied for 28th.
The 41-year-old, from Armitage near Rugeley, ended the tournament on 11 under par.
The tournament was won by home favourite Jon Rahm, who finished on a total of 20 under par.
Rahm became the sixth Spaniard to win the tournament since it became a European Tour event in 1972, finishing two shots clear of Ireland’s Paul Dunne. It was the 23-year-old’s first appearance at the Open de Espana and his third victory on the European Tour.