Adrian Otaegui of Spain was the Champion Boy Golfer of the Year after he won the 2010 Boys Amateur finals. Otaegui has beaten Max Rottluff of Germany in the 36th hole during the final round at Kilmarnock. He is among the list of Spanish champions in the 1983, 1997, and 2001 events, with winners Jose Maria Olazabal, Sergio Garcia, and Pablo Martin respectively.
Having achieved an all-square following the hole 20, Adrian Otaegui from San Sebastian hit a shot and won four holes in a row from the 21st up to 24th with par, bogey, birdie, and par scores. Otaegui attained his lead to three-up following Rottluff’s birdie on hole 29, and half on hole 30, followed by three straight pars which made him win the 33rd when his opponent only managed a bogey.
Otaegui said, he is very excited to win in the tournament, and that he played well. Though he did not putt well compared to previous days, but he was consistent with the irons.
He was thrilled to have his name engraved on the trophy, and to be lined up with great players like Olazabal, Garcia, and other Spain winners.
Otaegui was chosen in the 9-man team as representative in the Continent of Europe for the Jacques Leglise Trophy Match to compete against Ireland and Great Britain at Castelconturbia (Italy).
According to Rottluff, he also played better that day but not like Otaegui who played very well. The four holes he missed were bad for him, and it was hard to come back from these with a good player like Otaegui, he further said.
Adrian Otaegui is pleased to have a nice Championship and to be included in the Boys Amateur. He will be back the following year and see if he can win, he stated.