Rasmus Højgaard has gained the Omega European Masters after taking pictures a closing spherical 63 at Crans-sur-Sierre.
The 20-year-old Dane, who let slip a three-shot, 54-hole lead on the Cazoo Basic earlier this month, birdied 5 of the final six holes in Switzerland to take the clubhouse lead at 13 beneath par.
The event’s third spherical chief Bernd Wiesberger, arrived on the tee on the par-four 18th on 14 beneath, needing a par for victory, however the 35-year-old Austrian, who wanted a win to maneuver into the automated qualification locations for the European Ryder Cup staff, endured a closing gap horror present, blocking his tee shot right into a fairway bunker after which hitting his second shot into the water en path to a double bogey, which handed an unlikely victory to an nearly disbelieving Højgaard.
The younger Dane appeared too far behind to get into rivalry after simply two birdies and 10 pars over the primary 12 holes, however he jumped into rivalry with birdies at 13 and 15 both facet of an eagle on the par-five 14th. A birdie on the final, arrange by an method to 9 ft, capped a sensational burst of scoring down the stretch and swept him into the clubhouse lead, with
Wiesberger rolled in his fifth birdie putt of the day on the twelfth and matched Hojgaard’s eagle on the 14th solely to present one again with a six on the subsequent, though the Austrian bounced again with a birdie at 16 to revive his two-shot lead. Hojgaard’s closing three lowered that deficit to 1, and the stress informed on Wiesberger on the final as he threw away the possibility to safe an computerized place in Padraig Harrington’s staff to face the USA at Whistling Straits subsequent month.
Wiesberger completed alone in second, one shot behind Højgaard, with Henrik Stenson, who additionally shot a closing 63, one other shot behind on 11 beneath. English pair Matthew Jordan and Ross McGowan joined American Sean Crocker in a tie for fourth at ten beneath. McGowan, who bought to 14 beneath after going out in 31, noticed his probability of victory disappear after dropping three pictures on the again 9.
“I’m very proud,” mentioned Højgaard, for whom this was a 3rd win on the European Tour in solely his third season. “In the mean time it’s a bit surreal. I didn’t count on to be on this place, but it surely’s wonderful. I knew I needed to make a birdie on the 18th to have an opportunity to possibly get within the play-off, so we have been simply attempting to arrange an opportunity. I made a birdie after which we had a little bit of a wierd ending. It was loopy.”