Former Texas A&M Aggie Johannes Veerman wins for first time on European Tour

Johannes Veerman is on a bit of run.

In his 59th start on the European Tour, Veerman is finally a winner, claiming the D+D Real Czech Masters in Prague.

The victory continues his recent solid play. A former Texas A&M standout, Veerman finished solo third at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in early July, which earned him a spot in the 149th Open Championship. He posted another top 10 at the abrdn Scottish Open before going on to make the cut at Royal St. George’s.

Now, he has his first professional victory after a final-round 68 at Albatross Golf Resort on Sunday.

Tapio Pulkkanen, who led after 54 holes, threatened to run away from the field Sunday after taking a four-shot lead but he shot a final-round 72 to finish in a tie for second with Sean Crocker.

Henrik Stenson, who entered the week ranked 204th in the world, led the Czech Masters after 18 holes and on Sunday, re-claimed a share of the lead on the 13th hole after a monster 63-foot birdie putt.

Stenson hasn’t had a top-10 finish anywhere in two years and while he didn’t win in Prague, he did break that streak with a tie for fourth, three shots back.

But in the end, they all fell short of Veerman, who shot back-to-back 68s on the weekend to earn the win.

“It feels amazing. I was asked if I could put it into words and I can’t,” he said after his round. “When I walked off the green I felt relief more than anything.

“To finally break out and win on the European Tour, it’s a dream come true being a European Tour winner.”

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