Monday, 24 April 2017
Bernd Wiesberger  (Getty Images)
Bernd Wiesberger (Getty Images)

We look at some of the best numbers and facts behind Bernd Wiesberger's dramatic victory at the Shenzhen International in China... 

• His fourth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 198th official European Tour event.

• Moved to 932,691 points in the Race to Dubai

• Moved to 30th in the Official World Golf Ranking from 43rd.

• His first European Tour title since the 2015 Alstom Open de France.

• This victory beats his previous best 2017 performance of third in the Maybank Championship.

• Amassed 11 top ten finishes since his victory in the 2015 Open de France.

• Victory comes in his debut appearance in the Shenzhen International.

• Claimed in his second European Tour title in the Far East, following the Ballantine’s Championship in 2012.

• The second Austrian victory in China following Markus Brier at the 2007 Volvo China Open.

• Has now recorded ten top ten finishes on Asian soil.

• His first European Tour victory in a play-off, after losing his previous three European Tour play-offs.

• His victory over Tommy Fleetwood in a play-off was the third consecutive European Tour play-off in the 2017 Race to Dubai.

• Led by three shots going into the final day. The tenth winner this season to claim victory after leading going into the final 18 holes.

• The second of his four titles where he has won after leading after 54 holes. The first was the 2012 Ballantine’s Championship.


OTHER FACTS:

• Becomes the seventh Austrian victory in European Tour history.

• The first Austrian victory on the European Tour since Wiesberger himself won the 2015 Alstom Open de France.

• Aged 31 years and 197 days becomes the oldest winner of the Shenzhen International.

• His winning total of 272 (-16) matches the lowest winning total at the Shenzhen International.

• Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of 2019.

• Moves him to over €9 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• Gains his seventh victory as a professional.

• Becomes the seventh former Challenge Tour player to win on the European Tour in the 2017 season. They are: Brandon Stone (Alfred Dunhill Championship), Graeme Storm (BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni), Tommy Fleetwood (Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship), Fabrizio Zanotti (Maybank Championship), Brett Rumford (ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth), Edoardo Molinari (Trophée Hassan II) and Bernd Wiesberger (Shenzhen International).

• Becomes the 401st European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WIESBERGER, BerndAUT18-16
2FLEETWOOD, TommyENG18-16
T3BOURDY, GrégoryFRA18-15
T3FISHER, RossENG18-15
T5ZANOTTI, FabrizioPAR18-14
T5LIPSKY, DavidUSA18-14

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