Wiesberger Beats Fleetwood In OT, Wins Shenzhen International


Bernd Wiesberger beat Tommy Fleetwood in a play-off to win the Shenzhen International on a dramatic final day at Genzon Golf Club.

Wiesberger went into the final round with a three-shot lead and eight shots ahead of Fleetwood but the Englishman fired a 63 to finish tied at 16 under.

Wiesberger’s 71 featured par saves on the 12th and 17th and he nearly hit the pin with his approach to the last hole but was forced to settle for a par and a trip back up the 18th.

Wiesberger hit his drive in the playoff over the water off the tee and ended up in the bank while Fleetwood played safely onto the fairway and found the heart of the green with his second shot.

The pressure was now on Wiesberger and he delivered, putting his approach to five feet and rolling in the putt for a birdie and the victory.

Top 5

1 Bernd Wiesberger -16
2 Tommy Fleetwood -16
T3 Gregory Bourdy -15
T3 Ross Fisher -15
T5 Dylan Frittelli -14
T5 David Lipsky -14
T5 Fabrizio Zanotti -14

The Final Hole

The Handshake

Even Fleetwood was impressed with Wiesberger’s gutsy play on the final hole.

Nothing but respect πŸ€œπŸΌπŸ€›πŸΌ

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“I’m feeling a bit relieved now I have to say. I’ve had a stretch of really good events the last couple of months and it’s really nice to have a trophy again.”
-Bernd Wiesberger, Shenzhen International Champion

Credit: European Tour, Getty Images, Associated Press

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