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Hojgaard wins Mauritius Open in playoff

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BEL OMBRE, Mauritius (AP) Danish rookie Rasmus Hojgaard won a three-way playoff at the Mauritius Open with an eagle to become the third youngest winner on the European Tour on Sunday.

The 18-year-old Hojgaard overcame two bogeys in his opening nine and birdied the last hole in a round of 4-under 68 to get to 19 under overall, tied for first with Antoine Rozner of France and Renato Paratore of Italy.

In the playoff, Hojgaard and Rozner both birdied the par-5 last hole as Paratore made par.

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Money Leaders: European
Rank Player Earnings
1 Pablo Larrazabal €237,750
2 Joel Sjoholm €174,043
3 Rasmus Hojgaard €165,400
4 Renato Paratore €109,800
5 Antoine Rozner €102,600
6 Branden Grace €82,300
7 Charl Schwartzel €82,300
8 Wil Besseling €82,300
9 Johannes Veerman €46,688
10 Zander Lombard €44,780
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