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Angel Cabrera collects Greenbrier Classic

Updated: Sunday, 06 Jul 2014 23:58 | Comments

Angel Cabrera carded a final round 64 for victory
Angel Cabrera carded a final round 64 for victory

Angel Cabrera claimed his first PGA Tour win outside of the major championships with a final-round 64 at the Greenbrier Classic.

The Argentinian, who won the 2007 US Open and 2009 Masters, finished 16 under par at White Sulphur Springs to hold off the emotional charge of George McNeill, whose 61 included a hole in one at the eighth.

McNeill's consolation is a qualifying place for the Open Championship - though it remains to be seen if he will make the trip to Royal Liverpool, having already pulled out of next week's John Deere Classic due to a family illness.

His ace was one of two on the day, emulated by Bud Cauley at the 18th Cabrera produced the next best thing by holing his 175-yard approach for an eagle two at the 13th and - despite a pair of bogeys after that - he held his nerve to complete a two-stroke victory.

He told Sky Sports 4 afterwards: "I needed this, I've been working really hard and I'm really happy I won.

"I hit it very solidly, I was under control and the work we've been doing paid off." 

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