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Viktor Hovland wins the BMW Open, Dubuisson finishes 4th

It was not an easy day for Viktor Hovland. Blame it on a faulty putting which prevented him from making a series of birdies. With 1 bogey for 1 birdie in the first leg, the Norwegian completed a sad go in the par seeing his 3 strokes in advance melt like snow in the sun. But the 14th player in the world has resources and while he was joined in the lead by Martin Kaymer, he managed to make his second birdie of the day at 13 to take a lead.

A little breath of fresh air which allowed him to manage his last 5 holes without great difficulty (2 birdies, 1 bogey) and to lift a trophy for the first time on the European Tour. A first victory for him but also for Norway which had never seen one of its players win there.

Kaymer’s comeback

On his land, Martin Kaymer had a final day of high flying. After a bogey at 1, the German went on pars and birdies until the 17th where he had a new hitch forcing him to make a final birdie if he wanted to give himself a chance to win. It was done after narrowly missing a 100-meter approach for eagle. The two-time Major winner ends his week in -17 and a good encouraging second place just a few months away from the Ryder Cup.

Dubuisson at the foot of the podium

After three first cards of 69, Victor Dubuisson finished his last day in 67 thanks in particular to two eagles at 9 and 18. Le Cannes (-14) took 4th place on the leaderboard alone, his best ranking for 4 years and his 3rd place at the 2017 Dunhill Championship.

Among the other French people present this weekend, Adrien Saddier finished 17th (-10), Robin Roussel was 29th (-8), Julien Guerrer 42nd (-6) and Antoine Rozner 55th at -4.

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