Lundberg's dramatic win in Austria

BY European Tour | European PGA Tour | 2014 The Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity | Wrap | 09 Jun 2014

Mikael Lundberg holed a 40 foot birdie putt on the first play-off hole to deny Bernd Wiesberger a second win on home soil and capture the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity.

It was the 40 year old Lundberg’s third European Tour title following wins in the Russian Open in 2005 and 2008.

The pair finished tied on 12 under par at Diamond Country Club after Lundberg surged through the field with a closing 65 and Wiesberger returned a 69, having let slip a one shot lead with three holes to play.

The players returned to the par three 18th for the play-off, and it was advantage Wiesberger after the tee shots – only for Lundberg to hole for an unlikely birdie.
Despite being willed on by large crowds in Atzenbrugg, Wiesberger was unable to match it from 18 feet, and was therefore left with an anxious wait to see if he had done enough to move up to 60th place in the Official World Golf Ranking to qualify for his US Open Championship debut.

A victory would have guaranteed his place at Pinehurst, but the 28 year old is now left to rely on results going his way in the FedEx St Jude Classic on the US PGA Tour.

Lundberg though could only delight at his significant victory.

“I feel fantastic! I was a long way back at the start of the day so I didn’t really think I would be sitting here with this trophy. I was just hoping to play well and finish strongly. But I knew I had a chance when I finished on 12 under, and it was great to see that putt drop in the play-off. I think if I hadn’t holed mine then Bernd might have holed his, so it was crucial to put the pressure on.

“I felt under pressure going into yesterday’s round, and nothing really went right for me. My swing wasn’t quite there, but today it felt better. My short game today was very good – that made all the difference in the end.”

Bernd Wiesberger was humble in defeat but obviously disappointed at not only losing the title but a guaranteed start at the US Open.

“I had the tournament in my hands, but threw it away on 17 with the bogey. I actually hit a good shot into the play-off hole, but fair play to Mika because he hit a great putt. He hasn’t been in the winner’s circle for a long time, but you can see what a quality player he is so he deserves it for sure. But from my point of view, I feel as though I gave the tournament away a little bit.”

Brett Rumford was one of only two Australians in the field, the West Australian finishing 32nd. Victorian Jack Wilson missed the cut.
Final scores:

276 M Lundberg (Swe) 67 68 76 65, B Wiesberger (Aut) 71 70 66 69,
277 J Luiten (Ned) 72 67 66 72,
278 L Slattery (Eng) 70 66 76 66,
280 M Jiménez (Esp) 70 75 68 67, F Zanotti (Par) 69 68 72 71,
281 E De La Riva (Esp) 73 69 70 69, D Im (USA) 70 73 74 64,
282 D Horsey (Eng) 73 73 65 71, S Kim (Kor) 70 68 73 71, S Wakefield (Eng) 70 71 70 71,
283 M Baldwin (Eng) 68 73 70 72, A Gee (Eng) 67 73 70 73,
284 A Marshall (Eng) 72 71 75 66, S Thornton (Irl) 71 74 67 72, J Knutzon (USA) 74 72 69 69,
285 F Fritsch (Ger) 74 69 74 68, R Wattel (Fra) 76 69 71 69, T Hatton (Eng) 72 74 71 68, J Roos (RSA) 73 73 70 69, B Henson (USA) 68 72 73 72, A Wall (Eng) 70 73 75 67, R Davies (Wal) 68 71 77 69,
286 M Korhonen (Fin) 75 67 74 70,
287 G Stal (Fra) 73 74 69 71, S Henry (Sco) 69 75 68 75, R Karlberg (Swe) 73 73 66 75, S Hansen (Den) 74 70 74 69, K Ferrie (Eng) 71 77 71 68, P Hedblom (Swe) 74 74 70 69, R McGee (Irl) 73 70 69 75,
288 B Rumford (Aus) 73 70 71 74, T Van Der Walt (RSA) 70 76 68 74, E Goya (Arg) 77 69 74 68, J Morrison (Eng) 73 70 74 71, S Dodd (Wal) 70 73 75 70, D Gaunt (Eng) 75 73 72 68, R Finch (Eng) 68 73 75 72, A Hansen (Den) 73 73 73 69, G Porteous (Eng) 74 69 72 73, J Smith (am) (Eng) 71 72 74 71,




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