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Dylan Frittelli Ends Winless Drought with Bahrain Championship Victory

Dylan Frittelli Ends Winless Drought with Bahrain Championship Victory
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Dylan Frittelli earned his first triumph on the DP World Tour since 2017 thanks to a two-shot victory at the Bahrain Championship.

The 33-year-old South African, who’s ranked 434 in the world, began the final round with a two-shot advantage but that soon evaporated after he dropped two shots in his opening 12 holes. But he responded with three birdies in his next four holes to hit a one-under 71 at Royal Golf Club to cement his third career DP World Tour triumph but first since the 2017 Mauritius Open.

“It’s been a long road the last five or six years since I left the DP World Tour and went to the States,” said Frittelli.

“It was a pretty tough year last year. I found some resolve at the end of last year and got some good work from my physio and my coaches and trainers. I’m glad I persevered and all the support from family and friends has been well worth it.”

Fellow South African Zander Lombard and Sweden’s Jesper Svansson tied for second as both carded rounds of 70 and 68 to finish on 11 under while there was also a tie for fourth between South Africa’s Ockie Strydom and France’s Frederic Lacroix both on 9 under.

The next event on the DP World Tour schedule is the Qatar Masters taking place between 8-11 February at Doha Golf Club.