Celtic Classic R4

Sam Horsfield reflects on 'solid' display after second title in three weeks

August 13-16
The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Celtic Classic R4 - Sam Horsfield reflects on 'solid' display after second title in three weeks
Sam Horsfield poses with the trophy. (David Davies/PA Wire)


England’s Sam Horsfield shrugged off a two-hour weather delay to claim his second European Tour title in the space of three weeks in the Celtic Classic.


Horsfield carded a closing 67 at Celtic Manor to finish 18 under par and two shots ahead of Belgium’s Thomas Detry, a repeat of their finishing positions in the Hero Open at Hanbury Manor.

Overnight leader Connor Syme finished in a tie for third on 15 under alongside Thomas Pieters and Andrew Johnston as play finished in near darkness.



An emotional Horsfield had struggled to speak after his maiden win but told Sky Sports: “This time I can speak.

“It was pretty crazy. My goal this weekend was to have no bogeys and I was able to do that, made a huge putt on 17 to keep that alive. I just played solid all week and to have a nice cushion coming to the last was nice.


“I never really felt nervous or uncomfortable, maybe because I was in the situation a few weeks ago. The birdie on 14 was huge because it gave me the option to lay-up on 15, where there is so much trouble.”

Horsfield began the day a shot behind Scotland’s Syme, but birdied the third, fourth and seventh to open up a three-shot lead before play was halted due to the threat of lightning.



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When play eventually resumed two hours later, Syme closed the gap to a single shot thanks to birdies on the ninth and 11th, but Horsfield doubled his lead thanks to a birdie putt on the 14th which only dropped into the hole on its last roll.

Needing to make up ground, Syme went for the green on the short par-four 15th but two clumsy chips resulted in a costly bogey.

Syme looked like getting back into contention following a superb tee shot on the 17th after Horsfield had missed the green.

However, Horsfield holed from 20 feet for par after a poor chip and Syme missed his birdie attempt from close range.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Sam Horsfield
-18
67
64
68
67
266
2
Thomas Detry
-16
67
66
68
67
268
T3
Andrew Johnston
-15
67
66
68
68
269
T3
Thomas Pieters
-15
64
68
70
67
269
T3
Connor Syme
-15
68
67
63
71
269
T6
John Catlin
-14
68
68
69
65
270
T6
David Horsey
-14
68
71
65
66
270
T6
Adrian Meronk
-14
66
71
64
69
270
T6
Sami Välimäki
-14
71
68
65
66
270
10
Sebastian Soderberg
-13
66
69
65
71
271
T11
Wil Besseling
-12
67
69
67
69
272
T11
Gavin Kyle Green
-12
70
69
70
63
272
T11
Callum Shinkwin
-12
68
65
69
70
272
T14
Aaron Cockerill
-11
70
69
67
67
273
T14
Lorenzo Gagli
-11
67
70
69
67
273
T14
Sebastian Heisele
-11
69
70
69
65
273
T14
Maximilian Kieffer
-11
69
70
66
68
273
T14
Jacques Kruyswijk
-11
70
71
67
65
273
T14
Jake McLeod
-11
65
69
69
70
273
T14
Adrian Otaegui
-11
69
67
69
68
273
T14
Jason Scrivener
-11
69
69
65
70
273
T22
Sean Crocker
-10
68
66
73
67
274
T22
Wilco Nienaber
-10
70
67
71
66
274
T22
Jack Senior
-10
69
70
66
69
274
T22
Jordan Smith
-10
68
68
71
67
274
T22
Scott Vincent
-10
69
69
66
70
274
T27
Alexander Björk
-9
71
70
66
68
275
T27
Ross Fisher
-9
72
68
68
67
275
T27
James Morrison
-9
67
70
68
70
275
T27
Matthew Southgate
-9
67
70
67
71
275
T31
Maverick Antcliff
-8
68
71
70
67
276
T31
Steven Brown
-8
67
72
68
69
276
T31
Jamie Donaldson
-8
70
70
70
66
276
T31
Rhys Enoch
-8
69
66
69
72
276
T31
Rikard Karlberg
-8
73
68
69
66
276
T31
Aaron Rai
-8
67
70
70
69
276
T31
Cormac Sharvin
-8
71
67
65
73
276
T31
Dale Whitnell
-8
72
67
69
68
276
T39
Ashley Chesters
-7
72
68
69
68
277
T39
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-7
66
69
72
70
277
T39
Oliver Farr
-7
73
67
69
68
277
T39
Scott Hend
-7
75
65
68
69
277
T39
Calum Hill
-7
70
68
70
69
277
T39
Toby Tree
-7
65
75
69
68
277
T39
Justin Walters
-7
70
69
69
69
277
T39
Marc Warren
-7
66
72
65
74
277
T47
Adri Arnaus
-6
73
68
65
72
278
T47
Dean Burmester
-6
71
68
71
68
278
T47
Jonathan Caldwell
-6
68
66
72
72
278
T47
Justin Harding
-6
69
71
68
70
278
T47
Matthew Jordan
-6
68
66
74
70
278
T47
Sihwan Kim
-6
66
70
68
74
278
T47
Oscar Lengden
-6
69
69
70
70
278
T47
Edoardo Molinari
-6
66
72
70
70
278
T47
Martin Simonsen
-6
68
71
70
69
278
T47
Andy Sullivan
-6
70
71
66
71
278
T57
Ryan Fox
-4
69
71
68
72
280
T57
Francesco Laporta
-4
69
69
70
72
280
T57
Guido Migliozzi
-4
66
70
72
72
280
T57
Damien Perrier
-4
70
69
71
70
280
T57
Joel Sjoholm
-4
68
70
69
73
280
62
Søren Kjeldsen
-3
70
70
68
73
281
T63
Nicolas Colsaerts
-2
67
73
70
72
282
T63
Louis De Jager
-2
71
68
69
74
282
T63
Shubhankar Sharma
-2
71
70
70
71
282
T66
Thorbjørn Olesen
-1
71
70
69
73
283
T66
Bernd Ritthammer
-1
71
70
76
66
283
T66
Julian Suri
-1
72
69
72
70
283
69
Grant Forrest
E
72
68
72
72
284
T70
Pablo Larrazabal
1
70
71
70
74
285
T70
Ross McGowan
1
70
70
71
74
285
72
Min Woo Lee
3
69
71
71
76
287
73
Ben Stow
4
68
72
73
75
288
74
Carlos Pigem
5
70
71
74
74
289
CUT
Michael Campbell
E
71
71
142
CUT
Dave Coupland
E
67
75
142
CUT
Jens Fahrbring
E
70
72
142
CUT
Joost Luiten
E
72
70
142
CUT
Richie Ramsay
E
69
73
142
CUT
Lee Slattery
E
71
71
142
CUT
Eduardo De la Riva
1
72
71
143
CUT
Mathieu Fenasse (a)
1
71
72
143
CUT
Chris Paisley
1
72
71
143
CUT
Renato Paratore
1
74
69
143
CUT
Robin Roussel
1
70
73
143
CUT
Antoine Rozner
1
72
71
143
CUT
Clement Sordet
1
72
71
143
CUT
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
2
69
75
144
CUT
Bryce Easton
2
70
74
144
CUT
Oliver Fisher
2
70
74
144
CUT
Anton Karlsson
2
69
75
144
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
2
70
74
144
CUT
Jbe Kruger
2
70
74
144
CUT
Garrick Porteous
2
75
69
144
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
2
71
73
144
CUT
Lorenzo Scalise
2
71
73
144
CUT
Brandon Stone
2
71
73
144
CUT
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
2
70
74
144
CUT
Stephen Dodd
3
75
70
145
CUT
Nicolai Højgaard
3
70
75
145
CUT
Niklas Lemke
3
74
71
145
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
3
74
71
145
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
4
78
68
146
CUT
Scott Jamieson
4
71
75
146
CUT
Liam Johnston
4
77
69
146
CUT
Zander Lombard
4
69
77
146
CUT
Benjamin Poke
4
74
72
146
CUT
JC Ritchie
4
75
71
146
CUT
Oliver Wilson
4
77
69
146
CUT
Marcus Armitage
5
75
72
147
CUT
Jorge Campillo
5
72
75
147
CUT
Alejandro Cañizares
5
78
69
147
CUT
Masahiro Kawamura
5
70
77
147
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
5
70
77
147
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
6
73
75
148
CUT
Richard Bland
6
75
73
148
CUT
Laurie Canter
6
74
74
148
CUT
Ben Evans
6
76
72
148
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
6
73
75
148
CUT
Haydn Porteous
6
73
75
148
CUT
Paul McGinley
7
75
74
149
CUT
Johannes Veerman
7
72
77
149
CUT
Steven Tiley
8
75
75
150
CUT
Darius van Driel
8
75
75
150
CUT
David Howell
9
80
71
151
CUT
Marcel Schneider
9
72
79
151
CUT
Lars van Meijel
9
75
76
151
CUT
Andrew Palmer
10
75
77
152
CUT
Andrea Pavan
19
79
82
161
CUT
Zach Murray
24
79
87
166
WD
Nino Bertasio
1
71
69
74
214
WD
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
6
75
53
128