Dylan Frittelli, from South Africa, with his maiden European Tour win claims victory at the Lyoness Open at Diamond County Club in Austria.
Dylan scored a final round -5 under par 67 to win his maiden European Tour title, the Lyoness Open, with a -12 under par tournament total;
“I was just trying to get it on the green on the last, make a par and avoid a play-off.”
“My 0-2 record in play-offs is not very good so I didn’t want to have extra guys in the play-off – trying to beat them there on the 18th would have been tough.”
“Five years ago I played this tournament on an invite and managed to miss my second round tee-time so I’d like to think this is a role-reversal here and culmination of the hard work I’ve done in between those two periods.”
“Hopefully this means big things for my career, get me in the Open Championship, move up in the Race to Dubai and open up some more doors further down the road.”
Three players tied in second place at, one shot back at -11 under par, David Horsey, England, -7 under 65 today, Jbe Kruger, South Africa, -5 under 67, and Miko Korhonen, Finland with a last round -5 under 67.
David was happy with his performance today;
“Obviously I was a long way back going into today. “
“I got off to a quick start which is what I needed – you can do that around this golf course, the conditions were favourable.”
“I played pretty good for most of the day. I can’t really grumble at shooting 65 on a Sunday, you just have to question the first and the third rounds but I know my game is a work in progress still and it’s nice to see that I’m getting very close.”
Jbe finished with a bogey on the par three 18th, poor putting being the culprit;
“It is sweet and sour. I’ll take the good with the bad. It is disappointing in a way to finish like that but it’s part of the game. I have been putting well all week.”
Miko was happy to play well under the pressure;
“It was a nice experience to be in a tight pack like that and to be able to play well under the pressure we had. “
“A second place finish is really good and it gives me a boost for sure.”
Long time leader Felipe Aguilar wilted under the pressure, signing for a final round +3 over par 75, and T 10 with -6 under.