Rasmus Hojgaard wins play-off for second European Tour victory

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Hojgaard won his first European Tour title at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open 2019 -14 ] R Hojgaard (Den), J Walters (SA); -13 M Kaymer (Ger), B Hebert (Fra); -12 C Howie (Sco), B Wiesberger (Aus) Selected others: -11 M Armitage (Eng); -10 A Sullivan (Eng), C Hill (Sco); -6 L Westwood (Eng); -5 M Wallace (Eng)

Danish teen Rasmus Hojgaard came through a playoff to win the ISPS Handa UK Championship and his second European Tour victory.

The 19-year-old beat Justin Walters of South Africa by a par on the second extra hole at The Belfry after the pair tied at 14 under par.

Hojgaard birdied the 14th and 16th and made a 10 foot hole for an eagle on the 17th to complete an excellent closure 65.

Martin Kaymer from Germany and Benjamin Hebert from France completed a shot back.

Former world number one Kaymer, whose latest win was the second of his two major titles in the 2014 US Open, held the lead after a third birdie of the day at the 13th.

But the 35-year-old dropped his only shot of the day on 17th par five and was unable to hole in last place from 4.5 meters to play with. do to the game -off.

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