South Korea’s Jeunghun Wang claimed the Trophee Hassan II title on Sunday, defeating Spain’s Nacho Elvira in a sudden-death playoff. The Indian Open runner-up shot a final-round 70 to end on five-under-par, tied with Elvira who had earlier compiled a round of 69 to set the clubhouse target.
Several players fell short of Elvira’s mark in tough conditions at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, but Wang sunk a last-gasp birdie on the 18th from 15 feet to force the decisive playoff.
Wang and Elvira, who both missed the cut in China last week, played the first extra hole in contrasting ways. The Spaniard found the fairway while the Seoul native could not.
A chip-in from the new world number 88 forced another hole after Elvira missed a putt for the win.
On the second playoff hole Wang found the green in two (Elvira could not) and the 20-year-old made birdie for his biggest win to date.
The Korean pocketed €250,000 and enough points to take 25th place in the Race to Dubai standings.
Dean Burmester finished in a tie for 14th to end the week as the top South African, followed by Dylan Frittelli in a share of 31st and Christiaan Bezuidenhout in a share of 34th.