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Mikael Lundberg won the Lyoness Open thanks to a holed 40-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to clip fellow FJ Staffer Bernd Wiesberger in the sudden death format.Lundberg grabbed the early tournament lead with rounds of 67 and 68, then struggled with a 76 on the third day to fall six back. His final round began with birdies on four of the first five holes, shooting up the leaderboard in the process. Lundberg then made four more birdies in a five hole stretch on the back nine to set the lead in the clubhouse at 12 under par."Today just started off really well on the first couple of holes. I made some really nice putts that changed the whole attitude," said Lundberg.Hometown favorite, Bernd Wiesberger matched the 12 under par total and the players headed to the playoff. Wiesberger grasped the early advantage on the par-3 18th by striking his approach to 18 feet. Lundberg's settled a lengthy 40 feet from the cup, which he then holed for a birdie two. Wiesberger could not match the birdie giving Lundberg his first victory since 2008.
Lundeberg relied on the all new D.N.A. golf shoe and the SciFlex glove en route to victory.
Lyoness Open Shoe Count:
FJ - 71%
Nearest Comp - 17%
FJ - 50%
Nearest Comp - 13%
Brett Rumford cruised to his second consecutive victory at the Volvo China Open. Rumford's three under par 33, on the front nine, increased his one stroke overnight lead to three. Competitors drew closer over the back nine, until Rumford posted birdies at 12, 13, and 14 to increase his lead to six. Rumford went on to post a four day total of 16 under par to win by four strokes over the competition.
The 35 year old, five time European Tour winner stated post round, "As with last week I’m kind of speechless at the moment." Continuing, “It’s quite surreal – it’s the first time I’ve actually played the week after a win so I’m more than pleased. It’s hard to get my head around it at the moment."
Rumford was cool and comfortable all week in head-to-toe FJ Performance Golf Apparel, FJ ICON, and SciFlex. Brett also became the 31st player to win consecutive titles on The European Tour.
Volvo China Open Shoe Count: FJ - 65%Nearest Comp - 17%Glove Count:FJ - 45%Nearest Comp - 15%
On the Asian Tour, fellow FJ Staffer and FJ Performance Apparel Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger locked down a one stroke victory at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters. Bernd shot a front nine 34 to climb the to top of the leaderboard.
The Austrian added an eagle at the 12th and a birdie at the 16th to post a four day total of 273 or 15 under par across the nearly 7,400 yard Royale Jakarta Golf Club, the total left him one stroke clear of the competition. This is Bernd's first victory of the 2013 season and sixth international victory overall.
Bernd also wore FJ ICON and StaSof en route to his victory.
Winning is never easy on a professional tour, which Wiesberger understood stating post round, "I was struggling in the beginning after my birdie on one. But at the turn I got a bit of momentum going because I was confident with my ball striking.”