Sami Valimaki beat Jorge Campillo in a play-off to win the Qatar Masters on Sunday for his second profession victory on the European Tour; it is the eleventh European Tour win by a Finnish golfer and the primary since Kalle Samooja received the Porsche European Open in June 2022
Final Up to date: 29/10/23 3:58pm
Sami Valimaki overcame former champion Jorge Campillo in a play-off to win the
Industrial Financial institution Qatar Masters, whereas Scott Jamieson wrapped up his DP World Tour card for subsequent season with a final-round 69.
Trailing third-round chief Campillo all afternoon, Finland’s Valimaki lastly hit the entrance on the seventeenth courtesy of a seven-foot birdie putt.
However the pendulum swung again 2020 winner Campillo’s approach because the Spaniard birdied the final to affix his taking part in associate on 18 underneath par and take the competition to further holes.
Valimaki solely wanted one play-off gap to seal victory, as a nerveless birdie putt earned him a second DP World Tour title.
“Unbelievable. It is exhausting to speak. It has been an extended journey, it feels nice,” stated Valimaki.
“The course performed fairly tight as we speak. I really feel like I performed properly, however nonetheless a few errors and also you at all times get punished. The course setup and every part was very nice. The birdie on 17, I believed I had it at 15 and 16, I did not make these putts, however fortunately I had that one.
“I work so exhausting. I really feel like I’ve earned it a few instances, however it hasn’t come my approach. That is why it feels so wonderful.”
Scotland’s Jamieson continued his love affair with the again 9 at Doha Golf Membership, carding 5 birdies after the flip to complete in a tie for third and transfer from 119th to 82nd on the season-long rankings to complete comfortably inside the highest 116 and retain his taking part in privileges.
That got here only a day after he made eight birdies in his ultimate 10 holes in spherical three to storm into competition.
Jamieson stated: “I am delighted, clearly. Not the perfect scenario beginning the week. Had spent the entire yr the precise facet of the road and as every week went on and on, I saved lacking the cuts by a shot. Numerous Friday afternoons watching the scoreboards to see if I used to be going to sneak in; I touched on it earlier within the week I believe that was half the issue. I used to be simply attempting to make cuts and preserve my head above the water.
“Then this week, it is a completely different sport. I’ve received to have a outcome. I knew even not simply making the reduce, in my thoughts it was Prime 20 minimal or it will not be adequate. It is wonderful what that mindset can do.”
England’s Ross Fisher completed within the ultimate spot above the road – 116th – after signing for a closing 69 on Sunday.
An emotional Valimaki was thrilled along with his victory, saying: “Unbelievable. It is exhausting to speak. It has been an extended journey and it feels nice.”