Velasco cruises to win at Kazakhstan Open

Sept 12. Sports Network. Almaty

Velasco cruises to win at Kazakhstan OpenAlvaro Velasco cruised to a five-shot win Sunday at the Kazakhstan Open, closing with a three-under 69 to capture the richest event on the European Challenge Tour.

Velasco finished four rounds on the Zhailjau course with a 21-under 267.

The 29-year-old Spaniard earned 64,000 euros for his second victory of the season on the developmental tour, or about $80,000.

Scotland’s Scott Jamieson and Argentina’s Julio Zapata both shot 67 to share second place with Italy’s Federico Colombo (73) at 16-under 272.

Velasco carried a one-shot lead over Colombo into the final round and cruised to the victory despite carding his highest score of the week. He also won a tournament in Spain in June.