Wiesberger Wins on Home Soil
Bernd Wiesberger (FJ Sport & Stasof) called it the best day of his life after a brilliant seven under par 65 gave him victory on home soil at the Lyoness Open
The Austrian hauled in overnight leader and Frenchman Thomas Levet (FJ ICON) with four birdies in five holes around the turn.
The 26 year old from Vienna, which is less than an hour from Diamond Country Club, in Atzenbrugg, then hit the front with consecutive gains at the 15th and 16th holes, before finishing with a spectacular 30 foot putt on the final green for a 19 under par aggregate winning total.
It made Wiesberger the second Austrian to win his national Open – and came just three months after his first European Tour victory at the Ballantine’s Championship.
“It’s the best day of my life so far,” he said. “It seems like it went my way, especially the last two holes.
“I had such a great country and such great fans backing me. I’m very proud to be following in such big footsteps. I’m sure I’m not going to be the last home winner.
Wiesberger’s claimed the €166,660prize and moves him to €654,984 in The Race to Dubai. He also becomes the first Austrian to win twice in the same European Tour season.