Alex Noren of Sweden won the HNA Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris, France.
Alex birdied two of his last three holes to win the French Open with a last round of -4 under par 67 giving him a -7 under total, and a one shot winning margin;
Alex needed good putting, and is hopeful of getting on the Ryder Cup team for the first time, with Le Golf National being the venue this time around;
“When you’re out there you really want this win and it felt unbelievable to get it today.”
“It’s what I was putting and practicing for, maybe a play-off, it was unreal how it went and I didn’t expect that.”
“If I would be on the team it would mean a lot, you get good memories from here.”
“The first two years I came here I thought I could never win around here and the last three years I’ve had good results. It helps a lot.”
Julian Suri, USA, -2 under 69, Russell Knox, Scotland, -6 under 65 and Chris Wood of England, with a sad lat round of +2 over par 73 all shared second place at -6 under par.
Earning places at the 2018 The Open at Carnoustie were Julian, Russell and Marcus Kinhult.
Russell was delighted to be playing in The Open at home;
“Obviously the Open Championship in Scotland and being a Scot, it’s a huge honor to get to play,”
“I’ve played in the last three, so I would hate to miss one, especially when it’s in Scotland.”
Julian was happy with his consolation prize;
“I guess it’s a consolation somewhat, and I love Carnoustie.”
“I played it in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship for the first time last year, obviously in totally different conditions.”
“Last year The Open was my first major. It will be nice to be back.”