SSP Chawrasia produced one of his best rounds on European soil with a solid 5-under 66 with seven birdies and two bogeys in the final round of the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open at Verdura Golf Club. Chawrasia, who has been struggling a bit off late, finished T-41 and the final round ought to give him a lot of confidence.
Chawrasia birdied third but gave back the gains on the next hole. Three birdies in a row from seventh to ninth saw him turn in 3-under and he dropped a shot on 11th. Three more birdies from 15th to 17th saw him finish at 66.
Joakim Lagergren claimed his maiden European Tour title in dramatic fashion defeating Mike Lorenzo-Vera in a play-off at Verdura Golf Club. Lagergren's closing 68 got him to 16 under alongside Lorenzo-Vera - who signed for a 70. They were one ahead of England's Andy Sullivan and Australian Lucas Herbert, who matched the lowest round of the week with a 63.
The Swede hit a wonderful approach to eight feet set up a birdie on the first extra hole and handed him victory.
Lagergren's triumph makes him the second first-time Swedish winner in three weeks after Alexander Björk's victory at the Volvo China Open, and comes in his 131st European Tour appearance.
For Lorenzo-Vera, it is a second consecutive second-placed finish after he lost in the final at last week's GolfSixes alongside Romain Wattel.