Emo­tional Dane Ole­sen hangs on to win

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

THOR­B­JORN Ole­sen took out the 2014 Perth In­ter­na­tional by three shots at Lake Kar­rinyup Coun­try Club on Oc­to­ber 26.

The 24-year-old Dane took a three shot lead into the fi­nal round ahead of French­man Vic­tor Dubuis­son, hold­ing on to win the tour­na­ment with a to­tal of 17-un­der 271.

Ole­sen ad­mit­ted to not play­ing his best golf of the tour­na­ment, say­ing he found him­self quite emo­tional on the fi­nal day.

“I didn't play my best golf th­ese two days, and to keep fight­ing out there and keep be­liev­ing in my­self, I'm very proud of what I did there,” he said.

Ole­sen fired a fi­nal round of one un­der 71, in­clud­ing three bo­geys, more than in his first three rounds com­bined.

Ole­sen had a com­fort­able three-shot lead by the 18th, and said he was able to en­joy the at­mos­phere of the tour­na­ment.

“When I hit my tee shot on 18, that's where I felt like ‘now I’ve pretty much got it’,” Ole­sen said.

“I hit a great sec­ond shot in there and then gave my cad­die the fist pump; it was a good walk up 18.”

Play­ing five groups be­hind Ole­sen, Dubuis­son pro­vided the cham­pion with his great­est chal­lenge.

The French­man said he was ex­tremely happy with his long game but let him­self down at times on the green.

“You never know what can hap­pen in the last round; guys play­ing in the last groups, they don't play the same way that I played to­day,” Dubuis­son said.

The ISPS HANDA Perth In­ter­na­tional is Aus­tralia’s rich­est pro­fes­sional golf tour­na­ment.

Pic­tures: Mar­cus Whisson

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