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Frenchman Langasque wins maiden European Tour title, secures US Open spot

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Romain Langasque of France in action during the final round of the Wales Open at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport on 23 August 2020.
Romain Langasque of France in action during the final round of the Wales Open at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport on 23 August 2020.
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France's Romain Langasque won his first European Tour title at the Wales Open on Sunday and also secured a spot in the US Open.

Langasque carded six birdies in a closing 65 at Celtic Manor to finish eight under par and two shots ahead of Finland's Sami Valimaki.

England's David Dixon and Matthew Jordan were a shot further back.

The victory took Langasque into the world's top 100 for the first time and gave him a maiden place at the US Open next month.

"In golf everything can go so quickly," said the 25-year-old who had been five shots off the pace overnight.

"I'm really, really happy, this is where we all want to be and now I will have some good opportunities and need to focus again and play my best golf."

Leading scores after the final round of the Wales Open on Sunday at the Celtic Manor Resort (par 71, GBR & IRL unless stated):

276 - Romain Langasque (FRA) 71 68 72 65

278 - Sami Valimaki (FIN) 70 72 67 69

279 - Matthew Jordan 69 72 72 66, David Dixon 70 70 71 68

280 - Laurie Canter 71 69 72 68, Sebastian Soderberg (SWE) 68 70 68 74, James Morrison 73 72 66 69

281 - Jason Scrivener (AUS) 70 74 69 68, Li Haotong (CHN) 72 66 76 67, Connor Syme 66 70 70 75, Jorge Campillo (ESP) 75 68 69 69, Callum Shinkwin 68 75 71 67, Calum Hill 73 71 68 69, Gavin Green (MAS) 73 71 68 69

282 - Marcus Kinhult (SWE) 69 71 72 70, Liam Johnston 70 68 75 69, Sebastian Heisele (GER) 70 71 73 68, Ryan Fox (NZL) 70 74 68 70, Louis De Jager (RSA) 70 74 70 68, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 69 72 69 72

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