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Start-finish victory for Swiss Jeremy Freiburghaus

Open Bahia Golf Beach 2020

Swiss Jeremy Freiburghaus won the Open Bahia Golf Beach 2020 with an impressive demonstration of golf. After 54 holes on the courses of Bahia Golf Beach in Bouznika and Royal Golf Anfa Mohammedia in the coastal city of the same name in Morocco, the 23-year-old from Bonaduz, Switzerland, triumphed with a total 16 under par (65, 67, 67). With a comfortable start to finish victory, he finally was nine shots ahead of his pursuers.

by Matthias Lettenbichler

Bouznika/Morocco – The opponents could not come up with anything: from day one, Swiss player Jeremy Freiburghaus made it clear in Morocco that he wanted to win his first title on the Pro Golf Tour this week. The Swiss started the tournament with a flawless 65 round on the par 71 Royal Golf Anfa Mohammedia course, two strokes ahead of his opponents, and he extended this lead in the second round. He signed a 67 on the par-72 Bahia Golf Beach course, now leading the competition by 11 under par and five strokes. The man from the canton of Grisons had played nine birdies and an eagle up to that point, had made no mistakes over 36 holes and was heading resolutely towards his first tournament success this season.

And on the final day, the later champion played a flawless round in the end, opening with a birdie and extending his lead to nine points by the end with another strong 67. “I'm absolutely thrilled to have now won my first title as a professional,” says the champion. “I played very solidly on all three days, including an eagle on a par 4 in the second round, so the result was really low. My putting in particular was very good, allowing me to achieve the many birdies. This victory gives me a lot of confidence.”

Victor Veyret back on No. 1 position

The Frenchman Victor Veyret, Othman Raouzi from Morocco and the German Yannik Emmert shared 2nd place after 54 holes with seven under par and applauded the outstanding champion. He climbs 19 places to rank 4th in the Pro Golf Tour Order of Merit. Victor Veyret is the new number 1 in the Pro Golf Tour ranking, he pushes the German Thomas Rosenmüller into second place. Third is Jean Bekirian, who is also from France, as is number 5, Julien Brun.

Four of this year's eight Pro Golf Tour tournaments in Morocco have now been completed – it’s half time. Due to the worldwide Corona crisis the Open Océan 2020 and the Open Tazegzout 2020, planned for the period 25 to 27 March and 31 March to 2 April respectively, are planned to be rescheduled later in the year.