Fine 66 takes Germishuys to share of 7th in Blot Open de Bretagne

Jun 23, 2024 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Deon Germishuys saved his best for the last round on Sunday as he carded a four-under-par 66 in the final round of the Challenge Tour’s Blot Open de Bretagne at Golf Bluegreen de Pléneuf Val André in Pléneuf, France.

Despite an early bogey on the fourth hole, he rallied and carded five birdies without dropping another shot as he climbed into a share of seventh on 10-under-par for the tournament. In the end, he was eight strokes off the lead.

The winner was decided on the first play-off hole after John Parry of England and Sweden’s Per Längfors finished regulation play in 18-under-par after closing rounds of two-under 68 and five-under 65 respectively. Parry won with a par on the par-four 18th.

The 37-year-old Parry made par on the first trip up the last, while Längfors could only make a bogey, and he was pleased to get over the line in Brittany as he looks set for a return to the DP World Tour.

“It’s a fantastic feeling right now because I’ve put in a lot of hard work and it was a real grind today,” he said “I’m really pleased to win for the second time this season.

“I started off so well today and I thought I was going to run away with it. I had a bit of a hiccup around the turn, but I managed to pull it back after that and it was a real fight down the stretch.

“I hit a lot of good putts all day, but my pace was off. I think because I knew I was leading I was a little bit defensive. I showed some great determination to hole those putts on 16 and 17.”

Parry has been in fantastic form on the Road to Mallorca this season and he was delighted to add the Blot Open de Bretagne title to his Delhi Challenge victory in March, as he now sets his sights on automatic promotion to the DP World Tour with a third victory of the season.

Germishuys has put himself in a good position on the Road to Mallorca rankings, climbing three places to sixth.

Bryce Easton and Wilco Nienaber closed on five-under in a share of 20th, after rounds of 67 and 65 respectively. Dylan Naidoo was a shot back in a share of 26th after his closing 68, while Rupert Kaminski finished a poor weekend with a 12-over 82.

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