Home comforts for Wiesberger

  • Last Updated: July 28 2012, 16:50 BST

Home favourite Bernd Wiesberger snatched victory with a superb seven-under-par last round of 65 in the Lyoness open in Austria.

Bernd Wiesberger: 50-foot putt sealed win

The 26-year-old from Vienna caught the long-time leader Thorbjorn Olesen with a burst of four birdies in five holes around the turn and then took the lead with two more birdies at the 15th and 16th.

He finished with a spectacular 50-foot putt on the final green for a 19-under-par total at Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg - only an hour away from his home.

Ireland's Shane Lowry posted a final-round 66 to share second place with Frenchman Thomas Levet two shots back.

Dane Olesen, who had led since midway through a rain-hit second round, slumped to a 74 to leave him a further two shots adrift in fifth place, one behind Sweden's Rikard Karlberg.

Victory saw Wiesberger become the second Austrian to win his national open after Markus Brier in 2006. It came just three months after his first European Tour victory at the Ballantine's Championship.

Any doubts over whether Wiesberger could hang on to his lead were dispelled at the 17th - when his mis-hit tee shot clattered into a tree but then bounced into short semi-rough to leave him an angle to the green to save his par.

A jubilant Wiesberger said the victory had made it "the best day of my life so far".

"It seems like it went my way, especially the last two holes," he told www.europeantour.com.

"I had such a great country and such great fans backing me. I'm very proud to be following in such big footsteps [as Brier]. I'm sure I'm not going to be the last home winner."

Collated final scores and totals, Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria:

(Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 72):

269 Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 71 66 67 65

272 Shane Lowry 70 68 68 66, Thomas Levet (Fra) 65 70 69 68

273 Rikard Karlberg (Swe) 70 67 66 70

274 Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 64 68 68 74

275 Benjamin Hebert (Fra) 72 68 64 71, Christopher Doak 73 66 68 68

276 Richard Bland 69 67 68 72, Scott Jamieson 71 67 70 68

277 Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 70 68 69 70, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 64 76 68 69

278 Robert Jan Derksen (Ned) 72 68 69 69, Chris Wood 71 69 70 68

279 Niclas Fasth (Swe) 69 70 72 68

280 David Drysdale 71 69 70 70, Oliver Wilson 68 70 68 74, Alastair Forsyth 68 72 72 68

281 Mathias Gronberg (Swe) 70 75 67 69, Steven O'Hara 71 70 67 73, Tjaart Van Der Walt (Rsa) 74 69 71 67, Felipe Aguilar (Chi) 67 71 75 68, Romain Wattel (Fra) 72 69 72 68, Taco Remkes (Ned) 70 71 70 70, Tim Sluiter (Ned) 76 68 73 64, Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 70 69 68 74

282 Damien McGrane 71 69 68 74, Thomas Norret (Den) 69 72 70 71, Steve Webster 70 71 73 68, Victor Riu (Fra) 69 74 72 67

283 Mikael Lundberg (Swe) 66 74 72 71, Brett Rumford (Aus) 71 73 68 71, Magnus A Carlsson (Swe) 72 71 71 69

284 Daniel Denison 69 70 72 73, Christian Nilsson (Swe) 74 69 73 68, Ricardo Santos (Por) 78 66 70 70, Wade Ormsby (Aus) 71 69 67 77, Rafael Echenique (Arg) 73 71 67 73, Peter Hedblom (Swe) 70 70 71 73, Sam Little 71 73 71 69

285 Jorge Campillo (Spa) 76 68 71 70, David McKenzie (Aus) 65 74 70 76, Gary Boyd 73 72 71 69, Stephen Gallacher 72 72 71 70, Alessandro Tadini (Ita) 71 71 70 73, Eduardo De La Riva (Spa) 73 72 72 68, Roland Steiner (Aut) 74 71 71 69, Ignacio Garrido (Spa) 73 71 70 71, Ross McGowan 73 66 75 71

286 Lukas Nemecz (Aut) 75 70 72 69, Andrew Marshall 72 71 69 74, Augustin Domingo (Spa) 69 71 74 72, Julien Quesne (Fra) 73 72 73 68

287 Wil Besseling (Ned) 65 72 72 78, Phillip Price 73 71 73 70, David Higgins 67 71 74 75, Kenneth Ferrie 70 73 70 74

288 Carl Suneson (Spa) 72 72 69 75

289 Tommy Fleetwood 73 72 70 74, Andrea Pavan (Ita) 69 74 75 71

290 Joakim Haeggman (Swe) 70 75 73 72, Paul Waring 70 75 71 74, Miles Tunnicliff 72 70 73 75

291 Oscar Floren (Swe) 68 69 79 75

292 Jamie Moul 73 70 74 75, Manuel Trappel (Aut) 73 72 72 75

294 Michael Jonzon (Swe) 71 73 71 79, James Byrne 72 71 73 78

295 Peter Gustafsson (Swe) 74 71 76 74

297 Christoph Pfau (Aut) 71 73 75 78