Rasmus Højgaard – photo Getty Images
Min Woo Lee has finished as the leading Australian at the Omega European Masters in Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland, but, after being in excellent shape as the tournament entered the weekend, he will be disappointed in his final finishing position of 21st, despite a final round of 67.
His third round of 74, where he was actually 7 over through 12 holes on Saturday, proved costly but he remains in 10th place in the Road to Dubai standings, much of that the result of his win in the Scottish Open in July.
Lee finished seven shots from the winner, 20-year-old Rasmus Højgaard who at the age of just 20 has now won three European Tour titles. This win follows up a recent return to form when 3rd at the Cazoo Classic in London for the Danish golfer.
“At the moment it’s a bit surreal to be fair,” said the winner after his finish. “I didn’t expect to be in this position but it’s amazing. I knew I had to make a birdie (at the 18th) to have a chance to maybe get in the play-off, so we were just trying to set up a chance. I made a birdie and then we had a bit of a strange ending. It was crazy.
“That’s by far the most nervous I’ve been the whole day (over the putt at the 18th). But it’s so nice to have the crowds back to cheer you on. That was a great moment.
“I’m very proud. With some of the players who have won it, it’s very special. It’s an amazing place and I can’t wait to come back again.
“I’ve been struggling quite a bit the last few months. Had a good week in London, trying to find my game a little bit again and it was right here again.”