Ryo Hisatsune grew to become the primary Japanese participant to win in Continental Europe in over 40 years as he claimed the Cazoo Open de France in beautiful vogue.
The 21-year-old DP World Tour Qualifying Faculty graduate began the ultimate spherical at Le Golf Nationwide 4 strokes off Jordan Smith’s lead, however burst into life on the again 9 to seize Continental Europe’s oldest nationwide open.
Hisatsune posted each a pair of birdies and bogeys on the entrance 9 to make the flip at stage par earlier than a birdie on the tenth proved to be the catalyst for an excellent title cost. 4 extra birdies adopted, together with a easy six-foot conversion on the powerful seventeenth, and he closed out a five-under-par 66 with a par on the final to succeed in 14 underneath and safe a two-stroke victory.
Smith posted a one-over 72 to share second with Denmark’s Jeff Winther on 12 underneath, with Rasmus Højgaard ending a shot additional again in fourth.
Isao Aoki was Japan’s first DP World Tour winner on the 1983 Panasonic European Open and it might be 33 years earlier than there was one other due to Hideki Matsuyama on the WGC-HSBC Champions, with Matsuyama since including one other World Golf Championships title and the Masters Event to his assortment.
The Japanese star’s victory strikes him to eleventh on the Race to Dubai rankings and provides him the chance to battle for a PGA Tour card for the 2024 season, on supply to the highest ten members not already exempt on the finish of the season.
Hisatsune mentioned: “I solely turned professional three years in the past, the first years taking part in in Japan, then on to the DP World Tour via Q Faculty. Now I’m right here with my first win in my professional profession – it’s so wonderful. I want to play on the PGA TOUR subsequent season. It provides me a spotlight to get good outcomes. I need to play within the States, however I additionally need to play all around the world.”
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