Monday, 01 May 2017
Bernd Wiesberger  (Getty Images)
Bernd Wiesberger (Getty Images)

Austria's Bernd Wiesberger was crowned the Shenzhen International champion after beating England's Tommy Fleetwood in a dramatic play-off at Genzon Golf Club to move from 13th to sixth in the European Tour's Race to Dubai after gaining 437,017 points to take his season total to 932,690.

With his place in the Race to Dubai’s top 60 already secure, Wiesberger is set to feature in the prestigious DP World Tour Championship, taking place at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 16-19, for the sixth time, looking to better last season’s career best finish of tied fourth place.

“We congratulate Bernd on a wonderful performance and look forward to welcoming him back to Dubai in November,” said Nick Tarratt, Director of the European Tour’s International, Dubai Office. “With the season approaching the halfway mark, the field for our grand finale at Jumeirah Golf Estates is already looking very strong.”

Fleetwood's runner-up finish earned him 291,348 points which solidified his place in second position in the Race to Dubai rankings with a season tally of 1,910,514.

Bourdy and Fisher shared third place and won 147,626 points each. Bourdy made big strides as he moved from 122nd to 53rd, while Fisher broke into Race to Dubai's top five.

Zanotti, Lipsky and Frittelli shared fifth place and gained 93,873 points each. Zanotti moved from 11th to 10th, Lipsky jumped from 16th to 13th and Frittelli broke into Race to Dubai's top 60 after progressing from 88th to 57th.

Eighth place was shared between Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee, Denmark's Thorbjørn Olesen and Alexander Levy of France and in the procerss gained 58,911 points. Jaidee moved from 62nd to 47th, Olesen progressed from 86th to 68th and Levy jumped from 57th to 44th.

Spain's Pablo Larrazábal and South Africa's have both finished in 11th place and won 45,188 points. Larrazábal moved from 23rd to 18th while Coetzee moved from 64th to 54th.

Sweden's Alexander Björk, England's Jordan Smith and Australia's Brett Rumford have all shared 14th place and claimed 35,549. Björk progressed from 63rd to 58th, Smith moved from 30th to 29th and this season's ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth winner Rumford moved from 33rd to 30th.

Sergio Garcia remains at the head of the Race to Dubai Rankings with 2,440,596 points with Fleetwood in second and Jon Rahm in third on 1,509,828.

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