Todd Clements cards NINE birdies win his first DP World Tour title

Englishman Todd Clements cards NINE birdies to win his maiden DP World Tour title at D+D Real Czech Masters to finish one shot clear of Matt Wallace in Prague

  • Todd Clements shot a final round of 63 to clinch his maiden DP World Tour title
  • He hit nine birdies at the Albatross Golf Resort at the Czech Masters this week 
  • The Brit finished up the week at -22, one shot ahead of runner-up Matt Wallace  

Todd Clements fired a brilliant final round of 63 to win his maiden DP World Tour title at the D+D Real Czech Masters.

The world No 394 carded nine birdies at Albatross Golf Resort to finish 22 under, a shot ahead of fellow Englishman Matt Wallace.

He needed to birdie the last from eight feet to force a play-off, but saw his putt slip past the edge.

Clements started the day three shots off the lead shared by Wallace and Sami Valimaki, but made a flying start with birdies on the first three holes and carded another hat-trick from the sixth.

The 26-year-old then birdied the 11th, 12th and 13th to briefly open up a three-shot lead.

English golfer Todd Clements (pictured) has won his first DP World Tour title at the D+D Czech Masters

He struck a whopping nine birdies in his final round at the Albatross Golf Course in Prague to finish the weekend top of the leaderboard at -22

He pipped his compatriot Matt Wallace (pictured) to the victory by one shot with the Englishman failing to make a birdie on the last hole to force a play-off

‘That’s got to be the best round of my life,’ said Clements. ‘I know I can compete at this level. I’ve always believed it deep down and to show it, I’m very proud of myself.’

The penultimate qualifying event for the Ryder Cup saw several contenders put in strong performances, Robert MacIntyre’s share of fourth tightening his grip on the final place on the European Points list.

Only five players — Yannik Paul, Adrian Meronk, Victor Perez, Rasmus Hojgaard and Adrian Otaegui — can pass the Scot in the final event in Switzerland.

US captain Zach Johnson names his six wildcards for the event tomorrow.

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