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RIO DE JANEIRO – Miguel Tabuena finally broke par at the Olympic Golf Course Sunday but still did not get the result that he had hoped four in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Tabuena hit five birdies against for bogeys for a one-under-par 70 and a four-day total of 291 after previous rounds of 73, 75 and 73 under various circumstances.
Sunday’s round was his best here in Rio.
The reigning Philippine Open champion finished the 72-hole tournament, won by Great Britain’s Justin Rose, in 53rd place among 60 qualifiers from around the world.
Tabuena, who’s only 21, said his first stint in the Olympics is “part of the learning curb.” He vowed to do better if given another chance in the future.
“It’s a dream come true to represent the country here. I will be more ready next time, hopefully in the (2020) Tokyo Olympics,” he said.
Tabuena birdied Nos. 3, 5, 8, 16 and 18, all “inside five to ten feet,” but bogeyed Nos. 2, 4, 6 and 10, mostly on “missed greens.”