Frenchman Antoine Rozner declared his very first European Tour title at the Golf in Dubai Championship after shooting a last round 64 for a two-stroke success at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
The 27-year-old Challenge Tour grad was neck-and-neck with Andy Sullivan down the stretch, however it was an outstanding 2nd shot right into the par-five 18th which secured the offer as a two-putt birdie took the European Tour newbie to an uncatchable 25-under-par overall.
Sullivan, that had actually led the area after each of the opening up 3 rounds, had an unsatisfactory day as 2 bogeys added to his worst round of the week, a two-under-par 70, which left him in a share of 2nd along with Matt Wallace, Mike Lorenzo Vera as well as Fanrceso Laporta.
Wallace delighted in a sensational back 9 which made up 5 birdies as well as 4 the same levels to authorize for a 68, while Lorenzo Vera’s 2nd succeeding 65 indicated he signed up with the English duo on 23 under, as did Italy’s Laporta, that completed with 4 birdies straight for a closing 66 as well as the most effective outcome of his European Tour job.
Rozner, that won two times on the 2019 Challenge Tour to make his European Tour card, claimed: “So lots of sensations. I’ve been close two times this year in Mauritius as well as in Valderrama, I couldn’t shut it out, so I’m simply extremely pleased with just how I played today as well as specifically today. A 64 on a Sunday is constantly a respectable rating so to obtain it performed in this style was a large offer for me.
“To be honest, I only knew I was the leader when I was on the 18th green, and I think that actually helped me a little bit, as I didn’t want to know what was going on. I told my caddie I don’t want to know, we just need to keep pushing and doing what we’re doing, keep being aggressive and I think that was a good strategy. I’m really glad that last putt was really close, otherwise it would have been a long three- or four-footer.”
The win immediately certified Rozner for following week’s DP World Tour Championship. He claimed: “I haven’t played in any Rolex Series events this season, so for me to play in the biggest tournament of the year is a big deal. All the top players will be there, so I’m very excited to compete at the next level and I think it will be very challenging and interesting for me.”
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