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Sunday, 01 April 2012
Thorbjorn Olesen   (Getty Images)
Thorbjorn Olesen (Getty Images)
SUNDAY APRIL 1, 2012 - SICILIAN OPEN

His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 42nd European Tour event.

Moves to €288,021 in The Race to Dubai.

Moves to just outside the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking, from 154th.

This victory beats his previous best European Tour finishes of tied second in the 2011 Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 10), 2011 BMW Italian Open presented by CartaSi and 2011 Alstom Open de France.
Becomes the fourth first-time winner of the 2012 European Tour International Schedule. They would be: Branden Grace (Joburg Open), Jbe' Kruger (Avantha Masters), Julien Quesne (Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol) and Thorbjørn Olesen (Sicilian Open).

Led by three shots going into the final round. This represents the first time he has led a European Tour after 54 holes. (Did lead after 36 holes in the 2012 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship).

Aged 22 years and 102 days becomes the youngest winner on the 2012 European Tour International Schedule to date.

This victory continues his excellent 2012 season. Would be his third top ten finish from his first seven events.

He was tied sixth in the Avantha Masters and tied eighth in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and first in the Sicilian Open.

OTHER FACTS

Becomes the first Dane to win on The European Tour since Thomas Björn at the 2011 Omega European Masters.

Aged 22 years and 102 days becomes the youngest Dane to win in European Tour history.

Becomes the 26th Danish win in European Tour history.

Becomes the eighth different Dane to win on The European Tour.

This victory extends Denmark's number of consecutive winning years on The European Tour to eight, dating back to the 2005 season.

Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2013.

Gains a place in the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions.

Becomes the eighth former Challenge Tour player to win on the 2012 European Tour. He would follow: Louis Oosthuizen (Africa Open), Branden Grace (Joburg Open and Volvo Golf Champions), Robert Rock (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Omega Dubai Desert Classic), Justin Rose (WGC - Cadillac Championship), Julien Quesne (Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol) and Michael Hoey (Trophée Hassan II)

Becomes the 293rd European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

Becomes the 124th different former Challenge Tour player to win on The European Tour.

His third victory as a professional.

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