Samooja secures Porsche European Open in type

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Kalle Samooja of Finland poses with the trophy as he finishes his round -8 for the day and wins the Porsche European Open at Green Eagle Golf Course on June 5, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Kalle Samooja of Finland poses with the trophy as he finishes his spherical -8 for the day and wins the Porsche European Open at Inexperienced Eagle Golf Course on June 5, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. (Picture by Stuart Franklin/Getty Photos)

Kalle Samooja carded a brand new course report of 64 within the ultimate spherical of the Porsche European Open to win his maiden DP World Tour title at Inexperienced Eagle Golf Programs in Hamburg.

The Finn, who began the day seven strokes again on two over par, carded a flawless eight beneath par spherical, recording all eight birdies on the ultimate 13 holes of the formidable Porsche Nord Course. He’s simply the third participant within the final 30 years, and the primary since Jeev Milkha Singh on the 2006 Volvo Masters at Actual Membership Valderrama, to win after carding only one beneath par spherical with scores of 72-72-74-64.

The 34-year-old confronted a nervy two-hour wait as he set the clubhouse goal of six beneath par with in a single day chief Victor Perez and Dutchman Wil Besseling chasing the title.

After a recovering from a double bogey on the fifteenth gap with a birdie on the 16th, Besseling then dropped simply his third shot of the day on the par three 17th earlier than closing with a ultimate birdie to complete second on 4 beneath – his greatest end result on the DP World Tour in 112 begins.

Three bogeys on his closing seven holes put paid to Perez’s title bid as he sought back-to-back DP World Tour titles after successful final week’s Dutch Open, settling for a share of third on three beneath par with Englishman Richard Mansell, who carded a closing two beneath par 70.

Mansell’s third-place end earned him a spot on the U.S. Open in two weeks’ time, ending ninth on the 2022 European Qualifying Collection for the third Main Championship of the season at The Nation Membership, Brookline.

Germany’s Marcel Schneider shared fifth place with 4 others as he earned the tenth and ultimate spot of this yr’s Qualifying Collection, with the highest ten mixture factors earners from the final 4 DP World Tour occasions set to tee it up in Massachusetts.

2022 U.S. Open European Qualifying Collection

Place Identify Nation Factors
1 Victor Perez France 674.54
2 Ryan Fox New Zealand 608.65
3 Thorbjørn Olesen Denmark 595.72
4 Sam Horsfield England 498.32
5 Sebastian Söderberg Sweden 495.35
6 Kalle Samooja Finland 460.00
7 Wil Besseling Netherlands 331.81
8 Yannik Paul Germany 316.15
9 Richard Mansell England 307.78
10 Marcel Schneider Germany 297.67

 

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