Wang claims Qatar Masters title

European Tour

Korea's Wang Jeunghun claimed a third European Tour title after beating Jaco van Zyl and Joakim Lagergren in a play-off to claim the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters title.

Wang, who with the win is closing in on a Masters debut, birdied the first extra hole to be victorious at Doha Golf Club after all three players finished on 16 under par.

At just 21 years and 144 days old, Wang became the third youngest player to win three tournaments on the European Tour after Matteo Manassero and Spanish legend Seve Ballesteros.

If Wang can remain in the world's top 50 until the end of March he will earn an invite to the year's opening major at Augusta.

"When I was young, I really wanted to play the Masters," Wang said. "I always imagined that I would play there. Maybe now I have a chance to play the Masters. I'm so happy about it and I hope I'm going to get in the Masters. That's my dream, dream tournament.

"This feels really fantastic for me. It's really, really great. I'm so happy," added the 2016 rookie of the year.

"I just don't want to get any pressure this year. I just want to learn from the other players. I just want to keep winning, I hope. I've really got a lot of confidence right now, I just want to play another tournament.

"I was really nervous on the back nine. I missed a lot of greens but my chipping was really good today so I saved everything and finally I won."

France's Michael Lorenzo-Vera and South Africa's Thomas Aiken had to settle for a share of fourth place on 15 under, with Jordan Smith carding a closing 66 to finish a shot further back alongside Rafa Cabrera Bello and Nacho Elvira.

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