Matteo wins in Malaysia

21/04/2011

 

 Matteo wins Malaysia

Matteo Manassero (FJ SPORT & StaSof) shot a final round 68 to finish at 16 under par and win the Malaysian Open.  Matteo holed out for an eagle on the par 5 tenth hole to grasp a share of the lead.  He would card two more birdies on the back nine to seal the deal.  This is Matteo's second win on the European Tour, both coming before his 18th birthday which he will be celebrating Tuesday April 19th.  The victory also moves Matteo to 33rd on the world rankings.  Matteo later said of his victory, "It’s a great achievement after just 11 months of professional golf. It’s a great achievement for myself and gets me into the Majors...I’m really proud of that and the next target will be winning another tournament and keeping the momentum going. It’s going well and we’ll see what happens."  Rory Mcilroy (FJ SPORT & PureTouch) would not disappoint and finished solo third.

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