Wiesberger and his friends celebrate his Italian Open triumph Italian Open final leaderboard-16 B Wiesberger (Aut); -15 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -12 K Kitayama (USA); -11 M Schwab (Aut), A Johnston (Eng), R MacIntyre (Sco); -9 S Sharma (Ind), F Laporta (Ita), M Wallace (Eng); -8 J Walters (SA), R Sabbatini (Svk), E van Rooyen (SA), A Pavan (Ita), J Wang (Kor) Selected others: -7 J Rose (Eng), G McDowell (NI); -6 D Willett (Eng); +2 L Westwood (Eng)
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger reached the top of the Race to Dubai list after winning the Italian Open with one shot.
The 34-year-old rises to a career-best 22 in the world ranking after a bogey-free six under 65 for a total of 16 under.
Matthew Fitzpatrick of England led since the second round but had a double bogey in the ninth and became second after a 69, with Scot Robert MacIntyre in fourth place.
Justin Rose made 14 shots less than in the third round, his 64 dropped him seven for a share of the 15th.
Wiesberger started the last round three shots back, but was at the top of the ranking in the back nine after four birdies in five holes, with Fitzpatrick taking seven in the ninth after he sent his tee-shot
The Austrian ran from the back of the 12th green to save par, while Fitzpatrick missed a birdie chance from within five feet on the 11th.
Fitzpatrick, with the flag pole in it, saw his eagle chance from 10 feet at the 17th turn out of the cup and he could only par the last hole par when Wiesberger celebrated his sixth European title, his third of the year after winning from the Made in Denmark crown by a shot for MacIntyre in May and winning the Scottish Open in a play-off in July.
"It was a great summer for me," said Wiesberger, who missed the last seven months of the 2018 season with a wrist injury. "I have had a lot of good golf and showed a lot of progress after returning from the past year."
It was a fourth second place of the season for Yorkshireman Fitzpatrick, who remains without a victory in 2019, after winning a tournament every year since his first European triumph in 2015.
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