Canada’s Cockerill finishes second at DP World Tour’s ISPS Handa Championship


Canadian golfer Aaron Cockerill settled for a runner-up end on the DP World Tour’s ISPS Handa Championship after dropping a playoff to Australia’s Lucas Herbert on Sunday in Omitama, Japan.

Herbert drained a 12-footer for birdie on the second playoff gap — the par-4 18th — to win after Cockerill missed an extended birdie putt.

Each gamers parred the primary playoff gap — additionally No. 18. Herbert simply missed chipping in for birdie and Cockerill then had a birdie putt lip out, denying the Canadian his first win as an expert.

The 31-year-old Cockerill, from Stony Mountain, Man., fell simply wanting changing into the primary Canadian to win an occasion on the DP World Tour (previously the European Tour) not affiliated with the PGA Tour since Jerry Anderson took the 1984 European Masters Swiss Open.

The primary Canadian-born golfer to play full-time on the DP World Tour because the early Nineteen Nineties, Cockerill made nice par saves on the ultimate two holes to safe a playoff.

Cockerill made a prolonged two-putt on No. 17 earlier than getting up-and-down from a greenside bunker on No. 18, practically holing the sand shot.

Cockerill was 15 underneath for the four-round event after capturing a 2-under 68 on Sunday. Herbert had a final-round 67.

Cockerill and his spouse, Chelsea, grew to become mother and father on Feb. 1 with the start of their daughter, Addison.

He’s additionally been enjoying good golf, coming off a tie for thirteenth at a event in South Africa. Cockerill is projected to maneuver as much as twenty fifth in DP World Tour rankings.

Cockerill began enjoying on the DP World Tour in 2019-20.



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