European Tour: Joachim B Hansen extends season with one-shot victory at AVIV Dubai Championship | Golf news

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Hansen’s victory moves him to 43rd place in the Race to Dubai position and sees him qualify for the European Tours season finale DP World Tour Championship; Francesco Laporta and Bernd Wiesberger finish in second place

Last updated: 14/11/21 13:40

A look back at the best from the final round of the European Tours AVIV Dubai Championship, held at the Fire Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates.

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A look back at the best from the final round of the European Tours AVIV Dubai Championship, held at the Fire Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates.

A look back at the best from the final round of the European Tours AVIV Dubai Championship, held at the Fire Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates.

Joachim B Hansen secured his second European Tour title with a narrow victory at the AVIV Dubai Championship.

Hansen shorted a four-under 68 on a tense final day at the Jumeriah Golf Estates, posting four birdies in a flawless round to end the week at 23 under and claim a one-shot victory.

Overnight co-leader Francesco Laporta and Bernd Wiesberger finished as number two, while Andy Sullivan played his last six holes of seven under to jump into a share of fourth along with Min Woo Lee, Jazz Janewattananond and defending champion Antoine Rozner

Andy Sullivan played the final six holes of the AVIV Dubai Championship on seven under, with an eagle on the final hole to secure a place in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

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Andy Sullivan played the final six holes of the AVIV Dubai Championship on seven under, with an eagle on the final hole to secure a place in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

Andy Sullivan played the final six holes of the AVIV Dubai Championship on seven under, with an eagle on the final hole to secure a place in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

Hansen started the day in a draw for the lead, but came in front with a 10-foot birdie on par-four first, with Rozner also picking up a shot to move alongside Laporta on second.

The last group exchanged all pairs over the next five holes, while Kalle Samooja – who played in the group behind – responded to a bogey at the third by sending three consecutive birdies from the fifth too short to get within one of the lead.

Hansen started week 85 in the Race to Dubai position

Hansen started week 85 in the Race to Dubai position

Hansen hit a putt from the off green to match Rozner and Laporta’s birdies at par-five seventh, moving him to 21 under, where the Dane then doubled his advantage after making a close birdie on tenth.

Laporta responded by giving birdie on par-three next and joining Hansen in exploiting par-five next, while Wiesberger joined him on second as he birdied five of his last seven holes to close out a final round 65 and put the clubhouse. goal of 22 below.

Laporta is still looking for a first victory on the European Tour

Laporta is still looking for a first victory on the European Tour

Hansen converted a difficult par-save on the 17th to maintain a one-shot lead on the way to par-five last, where a two-putt par was enough to complete a memorable victory and also secure a last-minute invitation to the next uges DP World Tour Championship.

Laporta was unable to find a birdie in the final hole that would have forced to a playoff when he saw him sign for a flawless 69 while Rozner fell back to 20 under despite canceling a double bogey on it 15. by birdie two. of his last three holes.

Padraig Harrington finished the week as number eight after a bogey-free 67, and Tommy Fleetwood finished a further stroke back in a share of 13th place along with Martin Kaymer, while Paul Casey dropped down the rankings after a level-par 72.

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