Kalle Samooja won Porsche European Open



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Kalle Samooja won Porsche European Open

In Germany, with a great comeback in the last round which saw him climb twenty-one places, Kalle Samooja won the Porsche European Open. First career title on the DP World Tour for the Finn who, with a fourth bogey free lap (with eight birdies) closed in 64 (-8), out of a total of 282 (72 72 74 64, -6) signed the company in Hamburg.

Kalle Samooja, Porsche European Open

Where the Dutch Will Besseling preceded in the standings, second with 284 (-4) ahead of the French Victor Perez (leader at the end of the "moving day", where he also made a "hole in one") and the English Richard Mansell , both third with 285 (-3).

In the first race as deputy captain of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup 2023 in Rome, Edoardo Molinari obtained his best result of 2022, finishing fifth with 286 (74 72 70 70, -2) alongside four other competitors and at the end of a race played in crescendo.

For the Turin player, protagonist in the last 18 holes of three birdies (with a bogey), this is the third Top of the last month after those arrived respectively at the Catalunya Championship (sixth) and the Soudal Open (ninth).

Best blue of the competition, on the Green Eagle Golf Courses (par 72) he did much better than the Roman Andrea Pavan (who was fourth at the end of the first lap), only 64 / o with 298 (69 76 74 79, +10). Thanks to this affirmation, Samooja, 34, from Turku, has also earned a place to play the US Open, the third male Major of 2022 scheduled from June 16 to 19 in Brookline (Massachussetts).

"It was definitely the best round of my life and now I'm in seventh heaven", the joy of Samooja, new champion of the Porsche European Open who with that last partial show also set the new course record in a single lap.

A huge number of Kalle Samooja in the last lap of the Porsche European Open 2022. The Finn, who was 22nd only yesterday, completely mocked all the candidates for victory that emerged on the moving day and, at 34, wins for the first time on the DP World Tour in his career.

The -8 is decisive with all today's birdies to bring him to -6 overall (282 shots, 72 72 74 64), which also gives him a place among the 10 qualified for the US Open, which we will see on stage between 16 and June 19. The second position is taken, with a score of -5, by the Dutch Wil Besseling, who is also close to playing at the Brookline Country Club thanks to today's performance and a putt for the missed birdie of the co-third, the French Victor Perez (the other at -4 is the English Richard Mansell), who actually gives him entry into the third Major of the year.