Spain's Alvaro Quiros wins playoff in Sicily

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Six-time European Tour victor Alvaro Quiros rounded off a stunning return to form in the opening two days of the Rocco Forte Open - Verdura, Sicily with four closing birdies to take a two-shot lead into the weekend. Unfortunately I didn't really like how I ended the round. The Spaniard can change that with two more good rounds.

After a lengthy period in the golfing doldrums Ormsby continues to display evidence of a game returning to that which has seen him record top five finishes in numerous European, Asian and Australasian Tour events although he has only one win to his name, that coming at the Panasonic Open India in 2013.

"It's a unusual feeling because obviously I'm very happy", Quiros told Sky Sports.

The final words came from the victor who will try to restart a career that looked so promising in 2010, when his big-hitting delighted fans on both sides of the Atlantic. "My game today was a little bit worse than yesterday, but my putting on the back nine was unbelievable so I'm very happy with it". It's a long time ago since I have been in this situation.

"I didn't have an idea how many shots I was leading by, what I knew on 18 is I have to make a putt to halve with Zander".


After a birdie-fest on days one and two with Quiros going 63-64 to open up a two-shot advantage, high winds created problems on Saturday with just seven players able to break par.

The left-hander does not have any status on the PGA Tour and after missing the cut at Augusta National for the sixth time in the last seven years, also made early exits from European Tour events in Morocco and Portugal.

He joins Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg on 10-under, one shot clear of South Africa's Zander Lombard who is on 9-under.

The 34-year-old, whose last title came at the 2011 Dubai World Championship, carded a third round 70 to go to 16 under for the tournament.

Jacquelin's 62 was the joint-lowest round of the day and the same score from American Julian Suri remarkably saw him make the cut on five under after a 13-shot improvement on his opening 75.

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