PreviousNext

Bernd Wiesberger wins Lyoness Open

By // Sports | Bernd Wiesberger wins Lyoness Open
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

By Sportsmail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 10:20 EST, 28 July 2012 | UPDATED: 10:29 EST, 28 July 2012

Winner: Wiesberger celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th

Winner: Wiesberger celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th

Home favourite Bernd Wiesberger snatched victory with a superb seven-under-par last round of 65 in the Lyoness Open in Austria.

The 26-year-old from Vienna caught the long-time leader Thorbjorn Olesen with a burst of four birdies in five holes around the turn and then took the lead with two more birdies at the 15th and 16th.

He finished with a spectacular 50-foot putt on the final green for a 19-under-par total at Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg - only an hour away from his home.

Ireland's Shane Lowry posted a final-round 66 to share second place with Frenchman Thomas Levet two shots back. Dane Olesen, who had led since midway through a rain-hit second round, slumped to a 74 to leave him a further two shots adrift in fifth place, one behind Sweden's Rikard Karlberg.

Victory saw Wiesberger become the second Austrian to win his national open after Markus Brier in 2006.

Blue is the colour: Wiesberger is delighted with his victory

Blue is the colour: Wiesberger is delighted with his victory

It came just three months after his first European Tour victory at the Ballantine's Championship.

Any doubts over whether Wiesberger could hang on to his lead were dispelled at the 17th - when his mis-hit tee shot clattered into a tree but then bounced into short semi-rough to leave him an angle to the green to save his par.

A jubilant Wiesberger said the victory had made it 'the best day of my life so far'.

'It seems like it went my way, especially the last two holes,' he said.

'I had such a great country and such great fans backing me. I'm very proud to be following in such big footsteps [as Brier]. I'm sure I'm not going to be the last home winner.'
end

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

The $36 BILLION candidate edges closer: Michael Bloomberg has more money, more houses, more planes (and fewer ex-wives) than Donald Trump - so could he now get more votes?

Three-term New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is mulling a run for the White House as a third-party candidate  Forbes assesses his net worth at $36 ... Full story

Tear gas fired at 50,000 protesters, terror police raiding refugee centres and call for a rethink of the Geneva Convention... Chaos, crisis and just another day in the EU

Finnish president Sauli Niinisto wants changes to the Geneva Convention Tens of thousands of Syrians are fleeing Aleppo for the Turkish border  Greek police have been petrol-bombed ... Full story

English-speaking child issues chilling warning to America before beheading prisoner in latest sick ISIS video

The boy threatens America for arming and funding ISIS's enemies in Syria 'We will destroy them,' he says as he points his dagger down camera lens The ... Full story

Lawyer in horror crash that killed his wife and seven-year-old daughter walks free from court with a £1,000 fine

Andrew Houston had been accused of causing death of wife and daughter German doctor Mohammad Hayajneh, 62, also died in the crash on the A9 But jury's ... Full story

Manchester United to close entire tier of Old Trafford due to lack of interest in Europa League tie

The attendance for the match could drop below the 60,000 mark with supporters uninterested in watching United in Europe's secondary competition Manchester United are set to ... Full story

Playboy model and social media star Katie May, 34, dies after suffering a stroke

The model and social media star passed away in Los Angeles on Thursday surrounded by her loved ones Playboy model and "Queen of Snapchat" Katie May ... Full story

Dave Mirra dies: BMX legend passes away aged 41 in apparent suicide

BMX legend Dave Mirra has died at the age of 41. His body was found in his truck on Thursday afternoon following an apparent suicide, reports ... Full story

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge eyes summer transfer as he is fed up with criticism of his Anfield injury record

Daniel Sturridge is ready to quit Liverpool this summer. Striker Sturridge is desperate to get back to his best at club level and for England after ... Full story

Tory minister's bid to show off Northern Powerhouse falls flat on Question Time

A Tory minister was mocked on Question Time after she showed off the Northern Powerhouse - by using an example nearly 50 miles away. Energy Secretary ... Full story

Man aged 82 accused of sex attack on elderly dementia sufferer in care home

The elderly man is accused of sexually assaulting the woman twice while visiting the care home in Scotland. An elderly man has been accused of two ... Full story

Footage of SSE Hydro Nitro Circus daredevil motorbike stunt crash which left two volunteer crowd members injured

This is the horrifying moment two volunteer crowd members were injured when a daredevil motorbike stunt went wrong. Three people from the audience had bravely agreed ... Full story

Comment on: Bernd Wiesberger wins Lyoness Open

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Incredible lightning storm breaks out while lava shoots into the sky as Japanese volcano erupts thirty miles from nuclear power plant 

A volcano in southern Japan dramatically erupted near a nuclear station  Sakurajima is one of the most famous of Japan's volcanoes on Kyushu The volcano's lava and ...

Pope Francis will become first ever pope to meet a Russian Orthodox Patriarch in historic move towards healing 1,000-year-old rift between Christianity's east and west branches 

Pope Francis will become first pope to meet a Russian Orthodox patriarch Pontiff will visit Cuba on February 12 to hold talks with Patriarch Kirill Such a ...

Two injured after construction crane collapses in lower Manhattan

Crane at 40 Worth Street between Church and West Broadway in Tribeca collapsed at 8:24am One person has died; at least 15 injuredtwo seriously injured have ...

NSW man accidentally comes face-to-face with a FIVE metre great white shark

Tim Knight came face-to-face with a five metre great white shark He was spear fishing in Bateman's Bay, NSW, when he spotted the shark Fisherman jumped in ...

Austin Lacey was forced by middle school to take off Elsa costume for Disney spirit day

Austin Lacey donned a braided blonde wig and a blue sparkling gown  Costume was a huge hit with classmates at Ethan Chase Middle School But Austin said ...

Horrific photo shows Perth mother Janice Taylor's swollen and bleeding face after she almost died from lethal brown snake bite on her FOOT 

Perth mother Janice Taylor was bitten by a deadly brown snake on the footShe was rushed to hospital after she collapsed face-first on the ground As ...

$1M lottery winner ordered to pay $291,000 to her ex-boyfriend in bitter feud after he claimed he bought the ticket

Howard Browning says he and his partner agreed to split any winningsThe 62-year-old says an ATM receipt shows he bought the winning ticketBut schoolteacher Lynn ...

Wayne Pearce is hopeful son Mitchell Pearce will be 'better than ever' after rehab

Mitchell Pearce went into an overseas rehab for alcohol addiction this weekHis father, ARL commissioner Wayne Pearce, hasn't spoken to him sinceWayne expects Mitchell will ...

Craiglist user posts lengthy rant after someone defecates on the hood of his Tesla

The man posted a lengthy warning note complaining about the episode He was walking back with a date when he discovered the excrement Michael's $80,000 Tesla Model X had been ...

Awkward! Jeb, Rubio, Cruz and Paul all wear the same zipped up sweater on the Republican campaign trail... But will we ever see The Donald sporting one?

Quarter-zip sweater is so prominent that Marco Rubio launched own brandJeb Bush seen wearing almost identical grey sweater for four days in a rowTed Cruz ...