Rozner produces big finish to take trophy in Qatar

Antoine Rozner holed an incredible 60 foot putt on the last to claim his second European Tour title at the 2021 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

The 2020 Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World winner, who moves to ninth place in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, carded a stunning 68 in high winds on day three and entered the final 18 holes at Education City Golf Club three shots off the lead.

In calmer conditions in round four, he hit the top of the leaderboard as he turned in 33, but Italian Guido Migliozzi joined him at the summit as he signed for an impressive bogey free 65.

The 28-year-old left himself a long way from the pin on the last, it looked like Rozner needed two putts for a play-off but he drained an incredible double breaker over the ridge to sign for a 67 and finish at eight under.

“It’s unreal, even in my biggest dreams, I couldn’t imagine anything like this happening to be honest,” said Rozner. “I didn’t hole anything really today, and it’s just unreal. I don’t really know what to say, it’s probably the biggest moment of my career.

“It’s an amazing feeling. Winning a golf tournament is the best feeling in the world so getting it done this way, with such a big putt on the last, I don’t know what to say but in my biggest dreams I wouldn’t have thought of anything like this. It was a crazy run today.”

India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar and South African Darren Fichardt finished alongside Migliozzi a shot off the lead, two clear of Welshman Jamie Donaldson and England’s Richard McEvoy.

“I’m really happy with my game today,” said Migliozzi. “I played solid from tee to green and also on the putting green it was better. I was able to read the greens better than yesterday. Yesterday it was very tough with all the wind and that was difficult. Today I played really solid and I’m really happy.”

Migliozzi in action at Education City Golf Club

Rozner’s victory is his second in his last six events and comes just three months after his maiden win at the Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World. It means he has two wins in 29 events – making him the fastest French player ever to two victories – with just four missed cuts in an incredible start to his European Tour career since graduating from the Challenge Tour in 2019.

That 2019 campaign brought him back-to-back wins on the Challenge Tour, and he will now move into the top 70 in the Official World Golf Ranking – a career high.

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