Golf: Danish hope Höjgaard triumphs in Crans-Montana –

Only 20-year-old Danish professional Rasmus Höjgaard won the European Masters in Crans-Montana one step ahead of Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger.

Höjgaard, to whom many experts promise a bright future, concluded the tournament with a card of 63 (7 under par), enough to beat all his competitors still fighting for the final victory. The Swede Henrik Stenson, winner of the British Open 2016, placed 3rd.

Before the final day, Höjgaard seemed unlikely to be able to win a third victory on the big European circuit. But he did not make a mistake on Sunday, fielding 5 Birdies and an Eagle to gain the upper hand in particular over the experienced Wiesberger, winner of 8 tournaments since 2012.

The event was endowed with 2 million euros. The Swiss did not have the means to join in the fight between the best. The first of them, the amateur Ronan Kleu, ranked 70th, just ahead of the Geneva professional Raphaël de Sousa.


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