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Romain Langasque rallies for Wales Open title

Frenchman closes with a bogey-free 65 to erase a 5-stroke deficit at Celtic Manor and record his 1st triumph on the European Tour

5: Number of strokes by which Romain Langasque trailed entering the final round of the European Tour’s ISPS Handa Wales Open before he rallied to win. Langasque, 25, of France, shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 for an 8-under 276 total and two-stroke victory Sunday at Celtic Manor Resort’s Twenty Ten Course in Newport, Wales. Langasque played “one of my best rounds” in posting his first victory on the European Tour. Langasque, the 2015 British Amateur champion, advanced from the Challenge Tour in 2016 before losing his status on the European Tour in 2017. He won in 2018 in his homeland, at the Challenge Tour’s Hopps Open de Provence, en route to earning another shot at the European Tour via Q-School. The victory for Langasque earns him a spot at next month’s U.S. Open via the top 10 of the U.K. Swing Order of Merit. The Wales Open was the fifth of six events on the U.K. Swing, which concludes this week with the ISPS Handa U.K. Championship at The Belfry in England (scores).

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