Danish rookie Hojgaard wins the Mauritius Open after the playoff

Paola Ditto
Dicembre 10, 2019

"This is a dream come true", he told the EPGA's official website. "I can't put it in words", said Hojgaard, who qualified for the play-off with a birdie on the last hole of regulation play. I'm looking forward to the next challenge.

"I had nothing to lose in this position (the play-off), it was just a driver all day".

"Then, for the approach shots, I just kept telling myself to believe in myself and get the number right".

Hojgaard, who has been making waves in Europe with identical twin Nicolai since leading Denmark to the World amateur team title past year, produced an immaculate approach shot from the par-5 18th fairways and followed it up with a 12-foot eagle putt to put it beyond the Frenchman who managed only a birdie.

Højgaard got back to within one with a birdie on the seventh as the leaderboard began to get congested, and moved in a to a share of the lead at 18-under after holing a 50-footer for birdie at the 10th.

Rozner recovered from dropping two shots in his opening three holes to hit the front with a birdie at the 14th before he came up short with a birdie putt to win the tournament on the 72nd hole.

Hojgaard, who turned skilled at first of the 12 months, missed an eagle putt to seal victory on the primary further journey down the 18th, as Rozner produced a wonderful up-and-down from the greenside bunker to make a birdie to increase play additional.

On his third attempt, Højgaard made an eagle putt from around 12-feet (a similar distance to a chance he had on the first try), to earn his maiden European Tour title. Indeed, Nicolai became as soon as regarded as the extra promising of these mighty brothers when rising to world No 5 in the non-paid rankings and finishing 2nd unhurried Sergio Garcia as an newbie at closing yr's KLM Launch.

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