Ballesteros junior dedicates win to Seve

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Sep 17 2012 08:52 AM | Updated as of Sep 17 2012 04:52 PM

MADRID - Javier Ballesteros, the son of Spanish golfing legend Seve, won the Madrid Open amateur title on Sunday and dedicated his victory to his father who died from cancer in May, 2011.

The 22-year-old Ballesteros, a law student, finished the three-round tournament on six-under par for a four-stroke win over Manuel Ruiz.

"I thought about him (Seve) over the 18 holes and I dedicate this victory to him and to my mother," Ballesteros told the Madrid Golf Federation website.

"My father always told me that you have to play with what you have, and so I did."

Seve Ballesteros won five majors in his career and played in eight Ryder Cups, captaining Europe to victory in 1997.

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