American Veerman claims Czech Masters title

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VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic — Johannes Veerman closed with a 4-under 68 to win the Czech Masters on Sunday for his maiden European Tour title.

The American completed two strokes forward of Finland’s Tapio Pulkkanen and one other American Sean Crocker for a 15-under complete of 273 at Albatross Golf Resort close to Prague.

Veerman’s earlier greatest European Tour end was third on the Irish Open earlier this season.

“It is unbelievable. I imply, I performed with two nice gamers in the present day, each of them performed rather well the entire complete approach,” Veerman mentioned. “At one level there have been 4 of us all tied for the lead and I simply caught to my recreation. I can not imagine I received. I am going to get up tomorrow after which I am going to actually really feel it.”

He recovered from a bogey on the 2nd with three birdies on the entrance 9 after he began the spherical within the ultimate group with former British Open champion Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and Pulkkanen and was two strokes behind the main Finn.

Veerman took a one-shot lead for the primary time after opening the again 9 with one other birdie and added one other pair on the twelfth and sixteenth following a bogey on the eleventh.

Pulkkanen constructed a four-shot lead early however dropped two pictures with bogeys on the eighth and tenth. He regained his lead after a few birdies on the fifteenth and sixteenth however completed the spherical with a bogey and a double bogey on the ultimate two holes for a 72 to tie for second at 13-under 275.

Along with his fourth straight birdie on the twelfth, Crocker jumped into the lead earlier than producing bogeys on the 14th and fifteenth for a spherical of 70.

Stenson hit the water on the sixteenth for a double bogey to card 71 and tie for fourth a shot again together with American Paul Peterson (70), who received the Czech Masters in 2016.

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