Keeping Score

Antoine Rozner grabs 1st European Tour title

Frenchman closes with 8-under 64 for 2-stroke victory at inaugural Golf in Dubai Championship in United Arab Emirates

25: Number of strokes under par that France’s Antoine Rozner finished in winning his first European Tour title, the inaugural Golf in Dubai Championship. Rozner shot 8-under 64 on Saturday for a 25-under 263 total and two-stroke victory at Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Fire Course in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rozner won twice in 2019 on the Challenge Tour to earn a promotion to the European Tour, on which he had posted four consecutive top-25 finishes, including a T-10 at the Italian Open, entering the Dubai event. Since the season restart in July, Rozner has logged four top-10 results in 14 starts, capped by his breakthrough victory over the weekend. “So many feelings,” Rozner said. “I’ve been close twice this year, in Mauritius and in Valderrama. I couldn’t close it out, so I’m just very happy with how I played this week, and especially today. A 64 on a Sunday is always a pretty good score, so to get it done in this fashion was a big deal for me.” France’s Mike Lorenzo-Vera (65) and Italy’s Francesco LaPorta (66) shared second place with Englishmen Matt Wallace (68) and Andy Sullivan (70) at 23-under 265. The tournament was the first of two consecutive events in Dubai, where the European Tour will conduct its season-ending DP World Tour Championship next week (scores).

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