• Langasque wins Wales Open

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    Romain Langasque

    Frenchman Romain Langasque reigned supreme at the Wales Open on Sunday after claiming a two-shot victory at Celtic Manor.

    A brilliant final-round 65 by Langasque saw him move past Finland’s Sami Valimaki, who looked destined to walk away with the title on Sunday afternoon.

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    But, the 25-year-old Langasque defied the odds with his spectacular showing of six under par for the day, which saw him serge up the leaderboard in what was his very first triumph as a professional.

    In the end Valimaki had to settle for 2nd place on six under par for the week with England duo Matthew Jordan and David Dixon in T3 on five under.

    What proved to be a difficult week for the South Africans competing at the event saw Louis de Jager finish as the highest placed local golfer from the 12 who participated.

    De Jager finished with a solid three-under-par 68 on Sunday that saw him conclude the in T15 and on -2.

    Dean Burmester settled for a share of 21st position on one under, while Compleat Golfer’s playing editor Brandon Stone finished a stroke back on even par after his four rounds.

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    After starting the week fairly composed Justin Harding shot consecutive rounds of 73 on Saturday and Sunday, which saw him fall down the leaderboard to two over as Zander Lombard finished a further stroke back.

    Justin Walters, Jacques Kruyswijk, Bryce Easton, JC Ritchie, Wilco Nienaber and Jbe Kruger all failed to make the cut on Friday, while Haydn Porteous retired from the event during his second round.


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