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Comeback key for Kitayama

3rd March 2019, 16:25 by Gareth Freeman

Kurt Kitayama won the Oman Open by one shot to secure his second European Tour title of the season.

The American produced an incredible comeback after falling seven shots off the lead as he started his third round with a quadruple bogey.

Kitayama had to play 33 holes on Sunday as darkness interrupted his third round and he recovered to post a one-under 71.

The 26-year-old managed a fourth round of 70 to take the title, finishing one shot ahead of Clement Sordet, Maximilian Kieffer, Jorge Campillo and Fabrizio Zanotti.

Kitayama won the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in December, but says his Oman Open success eclipses that given how he fought back to secure the trophy.

"This one feels really good because when I won the first one I was playing really well and it just felt like it was coming," Kitayama said, as reported by Sky Sports.

"This week I came in off three missed cuts and not having good weekends in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It feels great to grind through all of that.

"The way we started that third round, I was like, 'can we stop right now?'. It gave me a refresh and it was incredible coming back."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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