Samooja sets course record to win European Open

Updated Jun. 5, 2022 12:10 p.m. ET

WINSEN, Germany (AP) — Kalle Samooja finished with back-to-back birdies and shot a course-record 8-under 64 to win the European Open on Sunday.

It was his first title on the European tour.

The 34-year-old Finn's eight birdies in the final round left him 6-under 282 overall, two shots ahead of second-place Wil Besseling of the Netherlands (71), who had four birdies along with a double bogey and a bogey.

Overnight leader Victor Perez, who was chasing a second title in as many weeks, carded a 2-over 74 at Green Eagle Golf Courses. The Frenchman tied for third with England’s Richard Mansell (70), three shots behind Samooja.



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