Erik van Rooyen, South Africa, gained his first European Tour win the Scandinavian Invitation at Hills Golf & Sports Club in Sweden.
Erik & his first Trophy / getty
Erik made a birdie on the last hole to win his maiden Tour win the Scandinavian Invitation, with a final round -6 under par 64 for a tournament total of -19 under;
“It’s too good, it’s hard to describe.”
“I was so nervous on 18. On 17 I was fine, I just didn’t hit that putt hard enough and then I asked (caddie) Alex, what are we at? and he told me that Matt went birdie-birdie.”
“I’ve been putting so well all day and to hole that one to win my first one is pretty cool.”
“I’ve gone close a bunch of times and every time I’m in contention the question gets asked. I’m just so proud of myself and Alex and everybody, I’m over the moon.”
Matt Fitzpatrick, England, was second , he too had a last round -6 under 64 to finish at -18 under;
“I didn’t put a foot wrong, I didn’t really miss a shot, I hate to say it but I had no luck out there.”
“I’m really comfortable with where my game is at, another second place so hopefully we’ll have one better later this year.”
Tied in third were local player from Sweden Henrik Stenson, -4 under 66 today and Dean Burmester, South Africa, also -4 under 66, both with -14 under par totals.