Australian Open, Joaquin Niemann triumphs



by ANDREA GUSSONI

Australian Open, Joaquin Niemann triumphs
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Joaquin Niemann (66 69 70 66) triumphed at the Australian Open golf in Sydney. With an eagle on the second play-off hole, the Chilean golfer beat Japanese Rikuya Hoshino (68 68 65 70) and clinched his first career title on the DP World Tour.

After securing a position in the Arab Super League in 2022, the twenty-five year old from Santiago de Chile overtook the Japanese at the end of the 72 regulation holes of the tournament, both with a score of 271 (-14) strokes, overtaking the Australian Min Woo Lee, who came third with 273 (-12) and fresh from exploits in the Australian PGA Championship.

Joaquin Niemann, stamenets

Niemann's satisfaction is evident: "It was a great day, winning a race is always fantastic. I'm very happy and I hope to do it again as soon as possible." The Chilean golfer boasts 10 victories as a professional, of which seven came on the Chilean Tour and two on the PGA Tour, also obtained thanks to the support of Tiger Woods' foundation.

Niemann's last victory dates back to February 2022, at the Genesis Invitational. Pietro Bovari, however, stopped on the second hole of the competition, with a score of 151 (76 75, +8), failing to make the cut and finishing in 148th place.

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