January 25, 2021

Horsfield opens account in Hero Open

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Thomas Detry misses out after bogeying 18th in final round at Forest of Arden

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Sam Horsfield claimed his first European Tour win in his 65th appearance Sam Horsfield claimed his first European Tour win in his 65th appearance

Sam Horsfield claimed his first European Tour win in his 65th appearance

Sam Horsfield made a crucial birdie at the 17th hole in the Hero Open at Forest of Arden as he held his nerve to capture his maiden European Tour title.

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The Englishman took advantage of a short missed putt by Thomas Detry at the 18th to edge out the Belgian by one shot.

Horsfield safely negotiated the par-three 18th in par himself to finish with a two-under 68 for a total of 18-under 270.

The 23-year-old had earlier seen most of his rivals fall by the wayside on the back nine, as only Detry emerged from the pack with a 66, and it was three shots further back to Sweden’s Alexander Bjork, Englishman Chris Paisley and Welshman Oliver Farr in joint-third on 14 under.

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