Mikko Korhonen, Finland, triumphs at the Shot Clock Masters, winning his maiden European Tour title by six shots at Diamond Country Club in Austria.
Mikko carded -3 under pr 69 today, recording his first two bogey’s of the competition, to win the Shot Clock Masters by six shots to claim his first European Tour trophy at -16 under par;
“I didn’t dare to think about winning, when my last shot had landed on the 18th green, then I knew I had like five or six putts of cushion.”
“It feels great, beautiful. It’s been a long wait so it feels so good.”
“Yes, I have thought that I might not be in this position. I’ve been up there a couple of times and couldn’t do it at those times but now I’m so happy and relieved that I have done it.”
“It’s not easy to win, especially not the first win, so I’m really happy to have done it. I have no words, it’s so good.”
Connor Syme from Scotland picked up second place, a final round -3 under 69 giving him a -10 under tournament total, with a monster putt on the 18th to claim the position on his own.
Sharing third place at -9 under were, Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, -5 under 67 today, Raphaël Jacquelin, France, -3 under 69, Justin Walters, -1 under 71 and from England Steve Webster with his last round -5 under par 67.
Making history on Saturday, for the wrong reason, was home player Clemens Prada from Austria, taking four seconds too long over a putt, he received a one stroke penalty on that hole;
“I just didn’t hear him, I didn’t hear time, I was just in my routine and it must have been called sometime when I was walking to my ball, which is fine, I just didn’t hear it.”
“It was just four seconds over, which is a little unfortunate.”
“I was a little angry, I hope you didn’t have any cameras on me. It got me so heated that I actually holed a bunker shot on the next hole.”