Lack of fear ensures Danish golfteenager big victory

In her only other tournament fixture at the exercises the European Tour provided the 18-year-old dane Rasmus Højgaard a big result when he won the Afrasia Bank

Lack of fear ensures Danish golfteenager big victory

In her only other tournament fixture at the exercises the European Tour provided the 18-year-old dane Rasmus Højgaard a big result when he won the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open on Sunday.

Together with Italian Renato Paratore and frenchman Antoine Rozner finished the Poster in 19 strokes under par after the four rounds.

Hence, should the winner be found after a thrilling playoffs, and here usually routine to be an advantage. But the Danish teenager played as a tanned rat.

First Paratore ordered from in the omspillet before Højgaard on the third omspilshul got the shovel under Rozner.

- I had nothing to lose in the playoffs, so it was just to go for it, says the dane during the award ceremony, about how he kept calm in the final.

It is not every day that an 18-year-old snatches a victory on the European Tour, and when asked if he expected a victory so early, expressed Rasmus Højgaard also his surprise.

- No, I had not counted on. Just to be entered on the European Tour is a dream come true, and to be a winner here is just outstanding, says the dane.

He went the 18 holes in four strokes under par, and it was only at 18. hole with a birdie got sneaked in omspillet for the victory.

With its 18 years and 271 days Rasmus Højgaard the tredjeyngste winner of a European Tour tournament ever.

Only the Italian Matteo Manassero, who was 17 years old, and new zealander Danny Lee has been younger, when they took their first victory on the European Tour.

the Victory brings at the same time, the dane barely 1.2 million dollars.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 08 December 2019, 18:00

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