Golf in Dubai Championship R4

Rozner claims maiden European Tour title

December 02-05
Fire Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai
€1,200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Golf in Dubai Championship 2020 R4 - Rozner claims maiden European Tour title
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Antoine Rozner claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World after a stellar final round performance helped the Frenchman come from four shots back to seal a two-stroke victory at Jumeirah Golf Estates.


“To be honest I had no idea what was going on. I only knew I was the leader when I was on the 18th green. I think that actually helped me a little bit, I didn’t want to know what was going on.

“So many feelings. I’ve been close twice this year in Mauritius and in Valderrama, I couldn’t close it out, so I’m just very happy with how I played this week and especially today. A 64 on a Sunday is always a pretty good score so to get it done in this fashion was a big deal for me.”



The 27-year-old was neck-and-neck with Andy Sullivan down the stretch but it was a superlative second shot into the par-five 18th hole which sealed the deal as a two-putt birdie earned the European Tour Rookie an eight under final round 64 and a 25 under total.

“I was quite calm to be honest, I was a bit pumped up obviously,” said Rozner. “I’m really glad that last putt was really close because otherwise it would have been a long three- or four-footer. I’m really surprised with how I handled it to be honest, I just kept pushing until the last hole so that was the key for me.


“I knew I was in the final event already before this week, but to get it done and win a tournament is just amazing. I didn’t play any Rolex Series events this season so for me to play the biggest tournament of the year, the final, is a big deal. The top players will be there so I’m very excited to compete at the next level and I think it will be very challenging and interesting for me.”

That moved him to 24th in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex as he looks forward to a debut in next week’s DP World Championship, Dubai, confident in the knowledge that his two Challenge Tour victories in 2019 came in back-to-back fashion.



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Sullivan, who had led the field after each of the opening three rounds, had a disappointing day as two bogeys contributed to his worst round of the week, a two under 70 which left him in a share of second alongside three others.

Sullivan’s English compatriot Matt Wallace enjoyed a stunning back nine which comprised five birdies and four pars to sign for a four under 68 and a joint second place finish. Mike Lorenzo Vera’s second successive 65 meant he joined the English duo on 23 under, as did Italy’s Francesco Laporta, who finished with four birdies in a row for a closing 66 and the best result of his European Tour career.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
ROZNER, Antoine
-25
63
69
67
64
263
2
LORENZO-VERA, Mike
-23
69
66
65
65
265
LAPORTA, Francesco
-23
65
69
65
66
265
WALLACE, Matt
-23
63
67
67
68
265
SULLIVAN, Andy
-23
61
66
68
70
265
6
FORREST, Grant
-21
66
68
70
63
267
7
FISHER, Ross
-20
63
67
68
70
268
8
BROWN, Steven
-19
70
63
69
67
269
LAGERGREN, Joakim
-19
67
68
67
67
269
WARREN, Marc
-19
64
70
68
67
269
8
WIESBERGER, Bernd
-19
70
66
66
67
269
LEMKE, Niklas
-19
66
68
66
69
269
13
SORDET, Clément
-18
68
70
66
66
270
VÄLIMÄKI, Sami
-18
70
68
65
67
270
OLESEN, Thorbjørn
-18
69
64
69
68
270
SCHMITT, Max
-18
68
64
68
70
270
PARATORE, Renato
-18
68
65
65
72
270
18
KARLBERG, Rikard
-17
65
69
71
66
271
19
MORRISON, James
-16
67
72
67
66
272
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-16
67
69
68
68
272
MACINTYRE, Robert
-16
66
68
66
72
272
22
HORSEY, David
-15
71
67
68
67
273
SCALISE, Lorenzo
-15
65
68
71
69
273
CROCKER, Sean
-15
68
66
68
71
273
25
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
-14
68
67
70
69
274
25
SMITH, Jordan
-14
69
68
68
69
274
WARING, Paul
-14
68
68
72
66
274
PIETERS, Thomas
-14
67
68
68
71
274
HOWIE, Craig
-14
64
68
70
72
274
30
KORHONEN, Mikko
-13
66
69
71
69
275
SHINKWIN, Callum
-13
68
68
71
68
275
WILLETT, Danny
-13
67
67
73
68
275
GALLACHER, Stephen
-13
69
69
66
71
275
KEARNEY, Niall
-13
71
67
66
71
275
BALDWIN, Matthew
-13
71
70
67
67
275
LENGDEN, Oscar
-13
64
69
67
75
275
37
DETRY, Thomas
-12
68
72
66
70
276
KAYMER, Martin
-12
66
71
69
70
276
OTAEGUI, Adrian
-12
68
68
69
71
276
AXELSEN, John
-12
66
67
71
72
276
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz
-12
66
70
72
68
276
ANGLES, Pep
-12
65
73
71
67
276
COLSAERTS, Nicolas
-12
72
67
71
66
276
JORDAN, Matthew
-12
73
68
69
66
276
45
KNAPPE, Alexander
-11
70
68
68
71
277
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-11
68
69
71
69
277
HORSFIELD, Sam
-11
68
70
70
69
277
ROCK, Robert
-11
70
70
68
69
277
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-11
70
67
73
67
277
50
RAI, Aaron
-10
70
69
67
72
278
50
PEPPERELL, Eddie
-10
69
69
71
69
278
52
LONG, Hurly
-9
70
68
69
72
279
PERRIER, Damien
-9
67
69
72
71
279
WATTEL, Romain
-9
71
66
72
70
279
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-9
69
72
69
69
279
56
LI, Haotong
-8
67
72
68
73
280
BESSELING, Wil
-8
73
65
71
71
280
58
SENIOR, Jack
-7
68
69
72
72
281
PULKKANEN, Tapio
-7
67
69
73
72
281
WALKER, Euan
-7
71
70
70
70
281
KEYSER, MJ
-7
70
69
73
69
281
62
FAHRBRING, Jens
-6
68
70
71
73
282
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-6
69
68
73
72
282
WILSON, Andrew
-6
74
67
70
71
282
KINHULT, Marcus
-6
69
72
71
70
282
66
CAMPILLO, Jorge
-5
66
71
70
76
283
67
FERGUSON, Ewen
-3
72
69
73
71
285
68
STALTER, Joël
-1
70
68
70
79
287
TILEY, Steven
-1
69
71
70
77
287
WRISDALE, Jordan
-1
72
67
74
74
287
71
ORIOL, Pedro
PAR
73
68
76
71
288
72
EVANS, Ben
2
71
66
77
76
290
73
FUNG, Nicholas
-2
71
71
142
KJELDSEN, Søren
-2
72
70
142
KIEFFER, Maximilian
-2
75
67
142
KAPUR, Shiv
-2
72
70
142
BJÖRK, Alexander
-2
70
72
142
MØLLER, Niklas Norgaard
-2
73
69
142
79
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro
-1
70
73
143
FISHER, Oliver
-1
72
71
143
STAL, Gary
-1
69
74
143
HEBERT, Benjamin
-1
73
70
143
LEVY, Alexander
-1
72
71
143
WINTHER, Jeff
-1
72
71
143
COUPLAND, Dave
-1
70
73
143
HEISELE, Sebastian
-1
70
73
143
GAVINS, Daniel
-1
73
70
143
88
ZANOTTI, Fabrizio
PAR
74
70
144
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
PAR
73
71
144
MIGLIOZZI, Guido
PAR
72
72
144
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
PAR
72
72
144
GREEN, Gavin
PAR
74
70
144
93
BJERREGAARD, Lucas
1
70
75
145
SLATTERY, Lee
1
75
70
145
PETERSSON, Robin
1
70
75
145
YOUNG, Daniel
1
72
73
145
SAMOOJA, Kalle
1
73
72
145
98
GONNET, Jean-Baptiste
2
73
73
146
HEND, Scott
2
75
71
146
JACQUELIN, Raphaël
2
75
71
146
101
BERTASIO, Nino
3
73
74
147
102
ARNAUS, Adri
4
73
75
148
JOHNSTON, Liam
4
73
75
148
104
ABOU EL ELA, Issa
7
78
73
151
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
7
77
74
151
106
WOOD, Chris
8
77
75
152
107
SKAIK, Ahmed(AM)
9
76
77
153