Porsche European Open R4

Casey claims Porsche European Open title

September 05-08
Green Eagle Golf Courses, Hamburg, Germany
€2,000,000
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Paul Casey dedicated an emotional 14 th European Tour title to the late Gordon Brand Jnr after securing his first victory in Europe in five years at the Porsche European Open.

Porsche European Open R4 - Casey claims title
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“This is an incredibly prestigious trophy with a lot of history to it on the European Tour. I’m over the moon and so happy to be Porsche European Open champion.”

The 42-year-old, who last won on European soil at the KLM Open in 2014, carded a flawless six under par final round of 66 to finish one stroke ahead of Robert MacIntyre, Matthias Schwab and Bernd Ritthammer at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg, Germany.

“I volunteered at this event at Walton Heath in 1991 – as a standard bearer – walking around the golf course. Walton Heath is not far from where I grew up as a kid, I never thought I’d be sitting here with the trophy, which is very, very cool. I’ve been lucky to win at Wentworth, and to win this one feels very special. We had some great players in the field, and the young players pushed us older guys right to the end.

“I’d been away from the Tour for a few years, since then I’ve had a couple of wins in the US. The Ryder Cup last year is part of the highlight package. I feel good about that – age is just a number. I feel as fit at 42 as I’ve ever felt. I have an understanding of my golf game and a lot of enthusiasm. I love working hard for it and the quest of being as good as I can be.”


Casey dedicated the win to two-time European Open champion Gordon Brand Jnr, whose funeral will be held tomorrow after passing away last month at the age of 60.

The Englishman started the final round one stroke behind MacIntyre and Ritthammer but pulled clear as he carded his fifth and sixth birdies on the 16th and 17th holes on the Porsche Nord Course.

“It’s been brilliant,” said MacIntyre. “Obviously disappointed in the end, but if someone had given me that in the last round I thought it would have been enough, but it just wasn’t to be.”

“I didn’t really know where I was walking up 15, I saw Paul was holing putts. I had to ask one of the camera crew where we were. It’s a learning experience again, it’s my third second place this year – we’re getting closer and closer but can’t seem to get over that line yet.”


Bernd Wiesberger, hunting his third win of the season, set the early clubhouse lead on 12 under par after a course record-breaking round of 64, eight under par – eventually settling for fifth place.

Schwab eagled the last to move to 13 under par and was joined by MacIntyre and Ritthammer on that number in second place. It is MacIntyre’s third runner-up finish in his rookie season, while both Schwab and Ritthammer recorded their best results of their careers thus far on the European Tour.

“I got off to a nice start with two under through three,” said Schwab. “I made a bogey on four but kept my head high, hit a couple of decent golf shots – my approach into 18 was good and the eagle was nice. Overall it was a good day of golf for me.”


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Grade “A” Architecture

Lifestyle
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Paul Casey
ENG
-14
66
73
69
66
274
T2
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-13
67
72
70
66
275
T2
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-13
71
66
70
68
275
T2
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-13
68
65
74
68
275
5
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-12
71
69
72
64
276
6
Romain Wattel
FRA
-11
72
74
67
64
277
T7
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-10
71
68
72
67
278
T7
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-10
70
71
68
69
278
T9
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-9
71
71
70
67
279
T9
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-9
71
73
68
67
279
11
Jeff Winther
SWE
-7
72
69
70
70
281
T12
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-6
71
74
68
69
282
T12
Louis De Jager
RSA
-6
72
69
71
70
282
T14
Dominic Foos
GER
-5
74
67
75
67
283
T14
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-5
75
68
71
69
283
T14
Ben Evans
ENG
-5
69
73
68
73
283
T17
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-4
78
69
71
66
284
T17
Hugo Leon
CHI
-4
73
72
72
67
284
T17
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-4
72
74
69
69
284
T20
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-3
70
72
74
69
285
T20
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-3
77
69
69
70
285
T22
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-2
73
70
76
67
286
T22
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
69
75
73
69
286
T22
Daniel Gavins
ENG
-2
76
70
71
69
286
T22
Stuart Manley
WAL
-2
72
75
70
69
286
T22
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-2
69
71
73
73
286
T22
Richard Sterne
RSA
-2
75
69
69
73
286
T28
Paul Waring
ENG
-1
74
72
72
69
287
T28
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
77
68
71
71
287
T28
Max Rottluff
GER
-1
68
75
72
72
287
T28
Per Laengfors
SWE
-1
72
73
70
72
287
T28
Scott Gregory
ENG
-1
73
72
68
74
287
T33
Jorge Campillo
ESP
Par
74
71
72
71
288
T33
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
71
73
73
71
288
T33
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
Par
70
71
74
73
288
T36
Johannes Veerman
USA
1
76
69
76
68
289
T36
Ashun Wu
CHI
1
77
70
74
68
289
T36
Kurt Kitayama
USA
1
74
72
74
69
289
T36
Andy Sullivan
ENG
1
74
70
75
70
289
T36
Zander Lombard
RSA
1
72
75
72
70
289
T36
Scott Hend
AUS
1
73
71
73
72
289
T36
Patrick Reed
USA
1
74
72
71
72
289
T36
Nacho Elvira
ESP
1
71
74
71
73
289
T36
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
1
73
72
69
75
289
T36
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
1
72
70
71
76
289
T46
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
75
72
76
67
290
T46
Matthew Southgate
ENG
2
74
71
76
69
290
T46
Troy Merritt
USA
2
77
70
74
69
290
T46
Marc Hammer
GER
2
72
75
73
70
290
T46
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
2
78
69
73
70
290
T46
Xander Schauffele
USA
2
73
69
76
72
290
T46
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
2
73
73
72
72
290
T46
Ross Fisher
ENG
2
72
75
71
72
290
T46
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
2
74
71
71
74
290
T46
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
2
70
71
71
78
290
T56
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
3
74
72
72
73
291
T56
Darren Fichardt
RSA
3
73
69
75
74
291
T56
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
3
74
72
71
74
291
59
Max Orrin
ENG
4
72
75
73
72
292
T60
Ryan Fox
NZL
5
76
71
75
71
293
T60
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
5
74
72
74
73
293
T60
Alexander Knappe
GER
5
77
67
75
74
293
63
Jake McLeod
AUS
6
72
74
75
73
294
T64
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
7
74
73
75
73
295
T64
Harrison Endycott
AUS
7
72
71
78
74
295
T66
Ivan Cantero
ESP
9
72
74
76
75
297
T66
Ben Stow
ENG
9
68
75
78
76
297
T66
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
9
75
70
76
76
297
T66
Adam Bland
AUS
9
71
76
74
76
297
T66
Michael Hoey
NIR
9
74
71
75
77
297
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Berry Henson
USA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
4
74
74
148
CUT
Deyen Lawson
AUS
4
73
75
148
CUT
Espen Kofstad
NOR
4
74
74
148
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
4
77
71
148
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
74
74
148
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
4
77
71
148
CUT
Joel Girrbach
SWE
4
74
74
148
CUT
Jordan Smith
ENG
4
78
70
148
CUT
Matt Kuchar
USA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
4
75
73
148
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
4
76
72
148
CUT
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
4
74
74
148
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
4
77
71
148
CUT
Trevor Immelman
RSA
4
75
73
148
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
5
77
72
149
CUT
Benedict Staben
GER
5
77
72
149
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
5
75
74
149
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
5
75
74
149
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
5
79
70
149
CUT
John Catlin
USA
5
78
71
149
CUT
Kalle Samooja
FIN
5
74
75
149
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
5
74
75
149
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
5
74
75
149
CUT
Matthew Nixon
ENG
5
81
68
149
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
5
75
74
149
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
5
75
74
149
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
5
77
72
149
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
5
75
74
149
CUT
Sean Crocker
USA
5
77
72
149
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
5
76
73
149
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
5
74
75
149
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
6
79
71
150
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
NIR
6
73
77
150
CUT
David Heinzinger
GER
6
75
75
150
CUT
Duncan Stewart
SCO
6
76
74
150
CUT
Emilio Cuartero
ESP
6
71
79
150
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
6
75
75
150
CUT
Nick Mccarthy
ENG
6
75
75
150
CUT
Oliver Wilson
ENG
6
79
71
150
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
6
77
73
150
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
7
76
75
151
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
7
76
75
151
CUT
David Cooke
USA
7
73
78
151
CUT
Georg Schultes
AUT
7
73
78
151
CUT
Hurly Long
GER
7
78
73
151
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
7
81
70
151
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
7
76
75
151
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
7
81
70
151
CUT
Matthias Schmid
GER
7
77
74
151
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
8
79
73
152
CUT
Allen John
GER
8
80
72
152
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
8
77
75
152
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
8
75
77
152
CUT
Maarten Lafeber
NED
8
75
77
152
CUT
Michael Campbell
NZL
8
78
74
152
CUT
Nicolai Tinning
DNK
8
78
74
152
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
8
78
74
152
CUT
Wilco Nienaber
RSA
8
79
73
152
CUT
Anton Karlsson
SWE
9
76
77
153
CUT
Fin Fleer
GER
9
74
79
153
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
9
78
75
153
CUT
Julian Suri
USA
9
77
76
153
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
9
75
78
153
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
10
76
78
154
CUT
Tom Murray
ENG
10
79
75
154
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
10
78
76
154
CUT
Eduardo De La Riva
ESP
11
76
79
155
CUT
Simon Forsstroem
SWE
11
79
76
155
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
12
79
77
156
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
13
81
76
157
CUT
Maximilian Walz
GER
13
79
78
157
CUT
David Borda
ESP
14
79
79
158
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
14
77
81
158
CUT
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
15
76
83
159
RET
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
Par
77
77
RET
Justin Walters
RSA
Par
79
79
RET
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
Par
82
82