With this win - Bernd Wiesberger

7/28/2012 4:00:24 PM
Bernd Wiesberger   (Getty Images)
Bernd Wiesberger (Getty Images)
SATURDAY JULY 28, 2012 - LYONESS OPEN POWERED BY GREENFINITY

"   His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 79th European Tour event.

"   Moves to €654,984 in The Race to Dubai.

"   His second European Tour victory of the 2012 season, following the Ballantine's Championship.

"   Becomes the third multiple winner of the 2012 season. He would follow: Branden Grace (Joburg Open, Volvo Golf Champions and Volvo China Open) and Louis Oosthuizen (Africa Open and Maybank Malaysian Open).

"   Becomes the second Austrian to win the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity, following Markus Brier (2002, 2004 and 2006. (Was part of the European Challenge Tour in 2002 and 2004).

"   Becomes the second player following Markus Brier to win a European Tour event on home soil.

"   Becomes the first Austrian to win twice in the same European Tour season.

"   Victory comes in his eighth appearance in the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity.

"   This victory beats his previous best performance of tied fourth in the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity as an amateur in 2004. (His best previous best finish as a professional was tied fifth in 2011).

OTHER FACTS


"   The fifth Austrian victory in European Tour history.

"   Joins Markus Brier (two wins) as the second Austrian to record multiple European Tour victories.

"   Second Austrian victory of the 2012 season, following his Wiesberger's win at the Ballantine's Championship.

"   Gains his fourth win as a professional.

"   Becomes the 17th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player on the 2012 European Tour from 30 events so far. He would follow: Louis Oosthuizen (Africa Open and Maybank Malaysian Open), Branden Grace (Joburg Open, Volvo Golf Champions and Volvo China Open), 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), Michael Hoey (Trophée Hassan II), Thørbjorn Olesen (Sicilian Open), Bernd Wiesberger (Ballantine's Championship), Ricardo Santos (Madeira Islands Open - Portugal), Nicolas Colsaerts (Volvo World Match Play Championship) and Jamie Donaldson (Irish Open) and Marcel Siem (Alstom Open de France).

"   Becomes the 301st European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.