Finland’s Sami Valimaki won his first European Tour title as he crushed Brandon Stone in a play-off to lift the trophy at the 2020 Oman Open.
The Finn was outside the best 100 after the very first moment at Al Mouj Golf, however, a dazzling 64 in cycle three put him close by Stone in a six-manner tie for the lead with 18 holes to play.
In troublesome, windy conditions by the coast, both Stone and Valimaki had held the lead all alone during the last day, however, it was Frenchman Adrien Saddier who set the clubhouse focus at 12 under.
Stone praised uncontrollably as he holed a 20-footer on the last to find a workable pace, however, there was more dramatization to come as Valimaki holed from a comparative range for his own end gain and a series of 70 to take the challenge to additional openings.
The team divided the eighteenth in standards twice, however when Stone sent his subsequent shot colliding with the stands on the third outing and neglected to find a workable pace, and a standard was sufficient to hand Valimaki triumph.
Valimaki had a shocking 2019 on the Pro Golf Tour, winning multiple times, including three back to back beginnings toward the finish of the period. The 21-year-old asserted his card at the Qualifying School and in the wake of making sure about a first top ten at the ISPS Handa Vic Open, he is presently a victor in simply his 6th European Tour occasion.