Wang has eyes set on Augusta
WANG JEUNGHUN of Korea is on course for a Masters debut after claiming a third European Tour title in just his 29th event by beating Jaco van Zyl and Joakim Lagergren in a play-off for the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
Wang birdied the first extra hole at Doha Golf Club after Van Zyl threeputted for par from long range and Lagergren was unable to get up and down from a greenside bunker.
The trio had finished tied on 16 under par after Wang, who won back-to-back events in Morocco and Mauritius last May, left a birdie putt to win inches short on the 72nd hole.
At 21 years and 144 days old, Wang is the third youngest player to win three events on the European Tour after Mat t e o Ma na s s ero and S eve Ballesteros.
He is also the youngest in the world’s top 50 and needs to remain there until the end of March to earn an invite to the year’s first major at Augusta National.
“When I was young, I really wanted to play the Masters,” Wang said. “I always imagined that I would play there. Maybe now I have a chance to play the Masters. I’m so happy about it and I hope I’m going to get in the Masters. That’s my dream, dream tournament.”
Lorenzo-Vera and South Africa’s Thomas Aiken, who bogeyed the 17th, had to settle for a share of fourth place on 15 under.
PRIZE GUY: Korea’s Wang Jeunghun.