American Julian Suri claimed his maiden European Tour victory by four shots thanks to a stunning final-round 64 at the Made in Denmark tournament on Sunday.
The world number 213 went into the last day one shot adrift of overnight leader David Horsey but overhauled the Englishman with seven birdies in a bogey-free effort as Horsey carded a disastrous triple-bogey on the final hole.
Suri is just the third American to have won on both the European Tour and its second-tier Challenge Tour, after reigning US Open champion Brooks Koepka and Peter Uihlein.
“It was a blast out there. Especially in that atmosphere with the fans. It was really cool,” Suri told europeantour.com.
“I just wanted to soak it up as much as I could.
“I feel like my game belongs at the top of the game. This is definitely something I’ve worked for and kind of expected for a long time.”
A bogey for Horsey on the opening green saw him slip back into a tie with Suri on 13 under par for the tournament before his playing partner streaked clear with three straight birdies from the second.
Suri, 26, went out in five-under 31 to open up a three-shot lead in Farso.
Horsey hit back on the back nine with a trio of birdies of his own as the final pair went to the 18th tee separated by just a single stroke.
But the 32-year-old’s hopes of a fifth European Tour win evaporated at the final hurdle as he collapsed to a catastrophic triple, allowing Suri to tap in for par and the title.
Two-time major champion John Daly was just three strokes back after the third round, but a closing 71 left him in a tie for 10th, although it was the 51-year-old’s highest finish on either of golf’s main two tours in over two years.
Brazil’s new football sensation Neymar was on call twice for his home country as Brazil showed what it has always been known for against Japan to ensure Mano Meneze’s side ended their brief European tour with two wins from two encounters.
Last week, it was a serious demolishing for Iraq as Brazil pounded the Arabian side 6-0 in Sweden thanks the young lad Neymar. And today, he proved unstoppable as he became a threat in the defence of the Japanese side while Real Madrid star Kaka also got his name on the score sheet.
Going into statistics of Brazil’s opponents Japan was a better side as they proved to be another tough side but the Samba boys happen to be tougher and this can be deduced from Japan’s impressive win over France even Brazil became a very hard nut for the Japanese side to crack.
Paulinho gave the Brazilians the lead in the 12th minute with a strike from outside the area before Neymar, who also scored against Iraq, doubled the advantage from the penalty spot.
Neymar was fortunate to record his second goal of the afternoon after the ball deflected in off Atsuto Uchida, but the 20-year-old Santos star was credited with his 16th strike in 25 Brazil appearances.
Kaka, who had not scored for Brazil since 2010, added his second goal in five days to complete the scoring with 14 minutes left, but Neymar took the headlines once again.