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Lucas Herbert Secures Play-off Victory at ISPS Handa Championship

Lucas Herbert Secures Playoff Victory at ISPS Handa Championship

Lucas Herbert earned his third DP World Tour title and fourth career victory overcoming Aaron Cockerill in a play-off at the ISPS Handa Championship in Japan.

The Australian finished the last day with a final round 67 to sit on 15-under after failing to sink a 20-foot birdie putt. Canadian Cockerill could not take advantage as his second shot on the last hole found the bunker but managed to par the hole to confirm the play-off.

Both made par on the first extra hole but Herbert edged out Cockerill in the play-off on the second hole to secure his first victory since the 2021 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

“It’s a real honour,” Herbert stated in quotes on the DP World Tour website. “Just to be back in Japan and win as well – I’ve come here so many times and loved it. To get back here and win, it means a lot.

“I think it’s cool to be able to win everywhere and have a lot of good memories from all the spots in the world where you have played.”

Scotland’s Calum Hill ended the tournament one shot behind the leaders to stand alone in third with a closing 65 on 14-under ahead of fellow Scot Grant Forrest who tied for fourth along with Hiroshi Iwata.

The next event on the DP World Tour calendar is the Korea Championship Presented by Genesis taking place at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in South Korea between April 27-30.