Dylan Frittelli ended a six-year DP World Trip winless run and declared a very first around the world title because 2019 by signing up a two-shot win at the Bahrain Champion.
Frittelli saw his two-shot over night benefit vanish throughout an amusing last day at Royal Golf Club, where he recuperated from playing his very first 12 holes in 2 over to birdie 3 of his next 4 and publish a one-under 71.
The 33-year-old is making the most of a brand-new exemption classification on the DP World Trip, where 5 gamers per occasion who completed in between 126th and 200th on the 2023 FedExCup rankings get to complete, with Frittelli’s win his very first on any trip because the 2019 John Deere Classic.
Frittelli completed 2 clear of compatriot Zander Lombard and Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, who carded rounds of 70 and 68 respectively to share 2nd, with South Africa’s Ockie Strydom in tied-fourth on 9 under with France’s Frederic Lacroix.
” It’s been a long roadway the last 5 or 6 years because I left the DP World Trip and went to the States,” Frittelli stated. “Pretty difficult year in 2015 however feels amazing to be back on the top today.”
How Frittelli won in Bahrain
Frittelli began with 6 successive pars then three-putted from long variety at the par-three seventh, with the South African then stopping working to get up and from off the 12th green and dropping another shot.
The world No 434 recovered control of the competition when he followed a seven-foot birdie at the 13th by two-putting from 30 feet to make the most of the par-five next, with Frittelli then extending his benefit by holing a 40-foot birdie at the par-three 16th.
Frittelli worked out a difficult two-putt at the 17th to maintain a two-shot cushion into the par-four last, where a par sufficed to protect a 3rd DP World Trip success.
His previous wins were the 2016 Lyoness Open and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open a year later on, however has actually had a hard time over the last few years and missed out on the cut in 20 of his 31 around the world starts in 2023.
” In 2015 there were a number of points where I thought of providing the video game approximately be sincere and searching for something else,” Frittelli included. “I discovered some willpower at the end of in 2015 and put in some great with my physios, my coaches and fitness instructors. I’m happy I simply stood firm.”
Svensson carded 4 birdies and 2 bogeys in a final-round 70, his 2nd runner-up surface of the season, while Lombard charged up the leaderboard with a four-under 68 and Strydom slipped out of contention with a back-nine 39.
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