Wiesberger Sprints to Alstom Title
Bernd Wiesberger saved the best for last, using a final-round 65 to take the Alstom Open de France title in Paris on Sunday as Day 3 leader Jaco Van Zyl struggled on the final 18.
Despite floundering, it was a big day for Van Zyl, who along with runner-up James Morrison and fifth-place Rafa Cabrera-Bello earned automatic invitations to the Open Championship for their high finishes.
A day after getting into contention with a 66, Wiesberger rattled off five birdies on the front nine to move into the lead. He added another on No. 18 to seal his victory, finishing 13-under for the tournament.
It’s his first win of the season and second Top 2 finish in his last five events after finishing tied for second at the Irish Open in May.
It’s his first win on the European Tour since taking the Lyoness Open in 2012.
He finished three shots ahead of England’s James Morrison, who shot a 67 but will rue the 18th hole of this tournament, where he was 3-over for the week.
After a bogey-free 64 on Saturday, Van Zyl was in trouble early, 2-over at the turn, and hit nothing but pars from then on.