Cappelen Rallies from Four Back to Set Tournament Record, Win REX Hospital Open
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-06-03
RALEIGH, North Carolina — Beginning the final round of the REX Hospital Open four strokes off the lead at 14-under 199, Denmark’s Sebastian Cappelen knew the importance of getting off to a strong start. Back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 1 and 2 wasn’t exactly the start he intended.
Cappelen, 29, would rally over the course of the next 16 holes with seven birdies and an eagle. He finished his round in convincing style by sinking a 26-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to post a 7-under 64, good for the tournament record of 21-under 263 and a three-stroke victory.
“Going to No. 3, I told my caddie this was going to be one of those rounds where I make two bogeys early and then am going to play great,” Cappelen said. “That’s basically everything I was thinking about, just not letting those two bogeys cost me in the end…and it worked out.”