Wayne Hachey, Lloyd Saltman, Joachim Hansen and James Hepworth at Hacienda del AlamoGareth Shaw tied for fourth place with suspended European Tour player Elliot Saltman in the Hi5 Pro Tour’s Hacienda del Alamo Open in Spain.

Saltman’s brother Lloyd cruised to an emphatic 13-stroke win on 21 under par when he closed with an eagle two at the 16th and an eagle three at the last for a final round 66 in the 54-hole mini tour event in Murcia.

The Scot’s brother Elliot, who was handed a three month ban by the European Tour 16 days ago for a “serious breach” of the rules in a Challenge Tour event in Russia last September, shot a third round 69 to finished level with Shaw (71) and Spain’s Carlos Balsameda (69) on seven under.

England’s James Hepworth (69) and Dane Joachim Hansen (68) finished joint second on eight under par as Lloyd Saltman won a watch and a cheque for €3,900.

Elliot Saltman was accused by both of his playing partners of not replacing his ball-marker correctly on a number of occasions in the M2M Russian Challenge Cup at Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club near Moscow.

A statement from the European Tour read: “The committee unanimously found that Elliot Saltman had committed a serious breach of the 2010 Challenge Tour Members Regulations during the first round of the Russian Challenge Cup.
“It was the finding of the Tournament Committee that Elliot Saltman, who was disqualified from the Russian Challenge Cup, be suspended from participating in all European Tour and Challenge Tour sanctioned tournaments for a period of three months, starting on 19 January, 2011.

“Under Challenge Tour regulations Elliot Saltman, who attended the disciplinary hearing in Abu Dhabi, has the right to lodge an appeal before the board of The European Tour. This appeal must be lodged within 28 days.”

Clandeboye’s Jonny Caldwell shot 79 to finished tied 35th on four over with Castle’s Dara Lernihan’s 74 leaving him two shots further back in tied 37th.