Daniel Brown completed 5 pictures away from Alex Fitzpatrick to say his breakthrough DP World Tour victory; Alexa Pano beat Esther Henseleit and Gabriella Cowley in a play-off to win the ladies’s occasion in Northern Eire
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Daniel Brown secured a maiden DP World Tour title with a powerful five-shot victory on the ISPS Handa World Invitational.
Brown overcame an early wobble and mid-round bogey run to publish a one-under 69 at Galgorm Fortress, considered one of two programs used at an occasion sanctioned by the DP World Tour, LPGA Tour and Girls European Tour, to finish the week on 15 below.
Alex Fitzpatrick claimed second spot on 10 below forward of Eddie Pepperell, who completed eight strokes again, whereas Alexa Pano – on her nineteenth birthday – snatched the ladies’s title after a dramatic play-off victory on the third further gap.
Brown took a six-shot lead into the ultimate day of the lads’s occasion in Northern Eire however gave the chasing pack hope when he adopted a three-putt bogey on the first by dropping a shot on the third, solely to birdie the par-three fifth and hearth his method to tap-in vary so as to add one other on the subsequent.
He adopted a front-nine 34 by making the most of the par-five tenth, solely to see his lead minimize to 3 when he bogeyed every of his subsequent three holes.
Brown regained management of the match when he drained a 25-foot birdie on the 14th and made one other from the identical distance on the subsequent, then picked up one other on his penultimate gap to shut out an emphatic win.
Fitzpatrick combined 5 birdies with three birdies to shut a final-round 68 and register the perfect end of his profession up to now, with Pepperell an extra three strokes again in third spot on seven below.
Ryder Cup hopeful Adrian Otaegui pale on the ultimate day with a two-over 72, dropping him to a share of fourth, with Wilco Nienaber, Marcus Helligkilde, John Parry and Scotland’s Connor Syme additionally ending on 5 below.
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Pano secured her maiden LPGA Tour title with a dramatic play-off victory, as Gabriella Cowley narrowly missed out after forcing her means into further holes.
Cowley produced an eagle-birdie end to card a final-round 70 and transfer to eight below alongside Henseleit and Pano, who birdied her remaining two holes to card a six-under 66.
The gamers returned to the 18th for a play-off, the place Henseleit was eradicated with a par as her two taking part in companions made birdie, whereas Cowley appeared to have the benefit on the second play-off gap when Pano was pressured to pitch out from the timber.
Cowley three-putted from lengthy vary, together with a squandered birdie look from inside 4 ft, to match Pano’s par, earlier than the American sealed victory with a two-putt birdie on the following play-off gap.
Ryann O’Toole completed a stroke again in fourth forward of Olivia Cowan, whereas pre-tournament favourites Georgia Corridor and Leona Maguire each completed in a share of sixteenth.
The DP World Tour heads to Prague subsequent for the D+D Actual Czech Masters, starting on Thursday, with the occasion the penultimate match to earn qualification factors for Europe’s subsequent Ryder Cup crew. On the LPGA Tour, the CPKC Girls’s Open in Canada is the final occasion to qualify for Crew USA’s Solheim Cup aspect.
European Solheim Cup captain Suzann Pettersen will identify her six picks in a reside present on Tuesday from 4pm on Sky Sports activities Golf. Stream the best golf and more for £26 a month for 12 months with NOW.