Austrian Golf Open R4

John Catlin wins in playoff

Austrian Open 2021 R4
April 15-18
Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Austrian Open 2021 R4 - John Catlin wins in playoff
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John Catlin has won his third European Tour title in eight months after beating Maximilian Kieffer in a playoff.


Austrian Open 2021 R4

Catlin started his round two shots behind leaders Alejandro Cañizares and Martin Kaymer and one behind Kieffer and was four shots back after Kieffer played four birdies and an eagle on his first seven holes.

Kieffer lost momentum with back-to-back bogeys at the 9th and 10th before making two more birdies at the 13th and 15th while Catlin signed for a bogey free 65.


Austrian Open 2021 R4

Both parred the first two extra holes, birdied the third and parred the fourth. Catlin bogeyed the final extra hole while Kieffer found the water three times.

“It’s always tough to watch that happen,” added Catlin. “We’re out here giving it our all, he’s obviously a very, very accomplished player and to come out on top is something I will always cherish.”

Austrian Open 2021 R4

“Standing here I feel like I’m only going to get better.” said Kieffer. “Sometimes it doesn’t happen that way, you never know in golf, but I’m confident about the game and I felt good.”

“Every shot on the play-off felt good too but the last shot was a bit stupid, I got a bit too aggressive.”


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Austrian Open 2021 R4

Catlin moves into the top-25 on the Race to Dubai and could move into the top-80 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“I’d love to crack that top-50 in the world,” he said. “Just get a chance to play in some Major Championships – I’ve actually never played in a Major. I’m thinking this gives me a very good chance to play in the US PGA Championship, that was kind of my goal.”

“Hopefully it’s good enough and to get into those events and to have the chance to win a Major, that’s been my goal since I was a kid.”

“Winning is never easy, it doesn’t matter what tour you’re playing on and to have gotten this one is definitely something special.”

Austrian Open 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
John Catlin
-14
68
70
71
65
274
2
Maximilian Kieffer
-14
72
68
68
66
274
3
Martin Kaymer
-11
68
70
69
70
277
T4
Marcus Armitage
-8
73
69
70
68
280
T4
Wil Besseling
-8
72
71
70
67
280
T4
Garrick Higgo
-8
72
71
69
68
280
T7
Austin Bautista
-7
74
67
71
69
281
T7
Alejandro Cañizares
-7
67
70
70
74
281
T7
Nicolai Højgaard
-7
70
72
72
67
281
T7
Jacques Kruyswijk
-7
68
72
70
71
281
T7
Matthias Schwab
-7
71
75
66
69
281
T12
Rasmus Højgaard
-6
71
75
69
67
282
T12
Joost Luiten
-6
71
70
69
72
282
T12
Renato Paratore
-6
78
66
71
67
282
T15
SSP Chawrasia
-5
72
68
73
70
283
T15
Lorenzo Gagli
-5
70
72
71
70
283
T15
Sam Horsfield
-5
74
73
69
67
283
T15
Kurt Kitayama
-5
71
72
71
69
283
T15
Garrick Porteous
-5
75
68
71
69
283
T15
Dale Whitnell
-5
74
71
68
70
283
T21
Daniel Gavins
-4
69
74
67
74
284
T21
Justin Walters
-4
71
68
74
71
284
T21
Chris Wood
-4
73
72
71
68
284
T24
Alejandro Del Rey (a)
-3
74
71
73
67
285
T24
Craig Howie
-3
76
70
69
70
285
T24
Zander Lombard
-3
72
70
77
66
285
T24
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
-3
74
72
65
74
285
T28
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
-2
72
72
70
72
286
T28
Richard Mansell (a)
-2
69
71
73
73
286
T28
Ricardo Santos
-2
75
69
71
71
286
T28
Cormac Sharvin
-2
75
71
69
71
286
T28
Jeff Winther
-2
69
73
71
73
286
T33
Pep Angles
-1
76
71
72
68
287
T33
Ashley Chesters
-1
76
69
70
72
287
T33
Paul Dunne
-1
73
71
72
71
287
T33
Benjamin Hebert
-1
75
72
71
69
287
T33
Masahiro Kawamura
-1
76
71
68
72
287
T33
Deyen Lawson
-1
77
70
71
69
287
T33
Richard McEvoy
-1
75
72
72
68
287
T33
Pedro Oriol
-1
69
74
72
72
287
T33
Bernd Ritthammer
-1
70
75
71
71
287
T33
Adrien Saddier
-1
71
72
69
75
287
T33
Max Schmitt
-1
72
75
69
71
287
T33
Ashun Wu
-1
72
72
71
72
287
T45
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
E
71
75
69
73
288
T45
Julien Guerrier
E
70
73
76
69
288
T47
Sean Crocker
1
75
71
71
72
289
T47
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
1
71
74
73
71
289
T47
Ross Fisher
1
75
70
72
72
289
T47
Rikard Karlberg
1
68
74
74
73
289
T47
Sihwan Kim
1
71
73
72
73
289
T47
Euan Walker (a)
1
77
69
72
71
289
T53
Maverick Antcliff
2
72
74
71
73
290
T53
Matthew Baldwin
2
73
74
72
71
290
T53
Marcel Schneider
2
77
70
71
72
290
T56
Eduardo De la Riva
3
75
72
72
72
291
T56
Berry Henson
3
73
73
73
72
291
T56
Tyler Koivisto
3
74
72
73
72
291
T56
Adrian Meronk
3
71
70
79
71
291
T56
Darius van Driel
3
72
74
71
74
291
T61
David Drysdale
4
70
71
76
75
292
T61
Grant Forrest
4
70
73
73
76
292
T61
Chase Hanna
4
72
69
75
76
292
T61
Søren Kjeldsen
4
72
71
72
77
292
T61
Ajeetesh Sandhu
4
77
70
73
72
292
T61
Shubhankar Sharma
4
75
68
72
77
292
67
Julian Suri
5
77
70
75
71
293
T68
David Ravetto (a)
7
70
76
72
77
295
T68
Callum Shinkwin
7
72
75
74
74
295
70
James Morrison
9
73
72
76
76
297
T71
Timon Baltl (a)
10
74
73
76
75
298
T71
Thomas Detry
10
70
74
72
82
298
73
Benjamin Poke
16
71
73
77
83
304
CUT
Nino Bertasio
4
75
73
148
CUT
Alexander Björk
4
77
71
148
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
4
74
74
148
CUT
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
4
79
69
148
CUT
Rhys Enoch
4
75
73
148
CUT
Matt Ford
4
74
74
148
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
4
74
74
148
CUT
David Law
4
75
73
148
CUT
Ondrej Lieser (a)
4
80
68
148
CUT
Hurly Long (a)
4
70
78
148
CUT
Stanislav Matus
4
75
73
148
CUT
Aron Zemmer
4
75
73
148
CUT
Richard Bland
5
75
74
149
CUT
Dean Burmester
5
74
75
149
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
5
77
72
149
CUT
Ewen Ferguson
5
70
79
149
CUT
Matthew Jordan
5
75
74
149
CUT
Anton Karlsson
5
76
73
149
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
5
75
74
149
CUT
Damien Perrier
5
73
76
149
CUT
Clement Sordet
5
76
73
149
CUT
Lars van Meijel
5
74
75
149
CUT
Adri Arnaus
6
77
73
150
CUT
Dave Coupland
6
77
73
150
CUT
Maximillian Lechner
6
73
77
150
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
6
77
73
150
CUT
Haydn Porteous
6
76
74
150
CUT
Niklas Regner (a)
6
72
78
150
CUT
Martin Simonsen
6
73
77
150
CUT
Toby Tree
6
78
72
150
CUT
Daniel Young (a)
6
73
77
150
CUT
Christoph Bleier (a)
7
79
72
151
CUT
Bryce Easton
7
76
75
151
CUT
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
7
80
71
151
CUT
Justin Harding
7
77
74
151
CUT
David Howell
7
77
74
151
CUT
Lukas Nemecz
7
77
74
151
CUT
Robin Roussel
7
78
73
151
CUT
Jack Senior
7
78
73
151
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
8
76
76
152
CUT
Louis De Jager
8
76
76
152
CUT
Ben Evans
8
79
73
152
CUT
Oliver Farr
8
74
78
152
CUT
Scott Jamieson
8
79
73
152
CUT
Alexander Knappe
8
79
73
152
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
8
77
75
152
CUT
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
8
77
75
152
CUT
Jonathan Caldwell
9
80
73
153
CUT
Tom Gandy
9
78
75
153
CUT
Jordan Wrisdale
9
77
76
153
CUT
Sam Broadhurst (a)
10
81
73
154
CUT
Bernard Neumayer
10
76
78
154
CUT
Carlos Pigem
10
76
78
154
CUT
Yi Keun Chang
11
75
80
155
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
11
80
75
155
CUT
Liam Johnston
11
79
76
155
CUT
Alexander Kopp
11
75
80
155
CUT
Martin Wiegele
11
74
81
155
CUT
Harry Ellis
14
76
82
158
CUT
Janne Kaske
14
84
74
158
CUT
Todd Clements
15
80
79
159
CUT
Thomas Thurloway (a)
15
86
73
159
CUT
Laurenz Kubin
16
82
78
160
CUT
Hugo Dobson
17
82
79
161
CUT
Philip Eriksson
17
78
83
161
CUT
Jake McLeod
18
81
81
162
WD
Lorenzo Scalise
1
73
32
105
WD
David Horsey
3
51
51
WD
Lee Slattery
9
79
19
98
WD
Niklas Lemke
E
72
72
WD
Joel Sjoholm
E