Wire-to-wire win for Forsström

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Soudal Open R4
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May 14, 2023
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Simon Forsström faltered on the back nine with a double bogey at the par-4 10th followed by a bogey at the par-3 12th. He recovered with birdies at the 14th, 16th and 17th for a 69 to reach 17-under and win his maiden title at the Soudal Open by one shot.


"I'm very happy and I don't have any words. I'm just glad I made it, since I was in the lead."

Forsström earned his DP World Tour card by winning at the Final Stage of Qualifying School in November and has recorded three top-10 finishes since.

"I think the course suits me very well, it's pretty tight and short.

"I won on the Challenge Tour in Belgium, so I think Belgium is good!

"It's pretty similar to Sweden, the trees and the grass, so I think I feel very at home here.

"I hope I can keep proving myself and that this wasn’t one time."

Fellow Swede Jens Dantorp closed with a 67 to finish second at 16-under followed by Denmark's Thorbjørn Olesen in third at 14-under after a final-round 66.

England's Matthew Southgate carded a 68 to reach 13-under for a share of fourth place alongside France's Mike Lorenzo-Vera (69) and Sweden's Alexander Björk (67).

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2DANTORP, Jens-1665696767268
3OLESEN, Thorbjørn-1468676966270
4LORENZO-VERA, Mike-1368706469271
SOUTHGATE, Matthew-1369706468271
BJÖRK, Alexander-1366696967271
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RAMSAY, Richie-1268686670272
MORRISON, James-1265697068272
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BRADBURY, Dan-1169706668273
COCKERILL, Aaron-1170706667273
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GERMISHUYS, Deon-1069716866274
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KINHULT, Marcus-966716870275
ZANOTTI, Fabrizio-969667070275
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro-969706868275
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PEPPERELL, Eddie-968707067275
28HORSEY, David-867716573276
MURPHY, John-869716571276
HOWIE, Craig-869676971276
ARMITAGE, Marcus-871656971276
BROWN, Daniel-868687070276
33FERGUSON, Ewen-771696770277
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CLEMENTS, Todd-770696870277
NEMECZ, Lukas-773667068277
LACROIX, Frederic-766717268277
38CATLIN, John-671696573278
DU PLESSIS, Hennie-669696971278
AXELSEN, John-672677267278
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SYME, Connor-270677471282
65GAVINS, Daniel-171697370283
LEE, Joshua-169697570283
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HUTSBY, Sam-17665--141
CAMPILLO, Jorge-17071--141
LEMKE, Niklas-17368--141
STONE, Brandon-16873--141
FICHARDT, Darren-17170--141
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VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai-17368--141
SHARMA, Shubhankar-16873--141
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GRINBERG, Lev (AM)-17071--141
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ANTCLIFF, MaverickPar7270--142
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CROCKER, SeanPar6973--142
LONG, HurlyPar7369--142
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CHENGYAO, MaPar7072--142
99ENOCH, Rhys+17370--143
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STAL, Gary+16974--143
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