Italy’s Edoardo Molinari won his third European Tour title and first since 2010 on Sunday by defeating Ireland’s Paul Dunne in a sudden-death play-off at the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco.
Both men finished tied on nine under par at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam for the four rounds before the more experienced Molinari, 36, triumphed over Dunne, who led by two shots overnight.
The 24 year old Irishman and ranked 241 in the world, who shared the 54-hole lead in the 2015 Open at St Andrews while still an amateur, had been bidding for his first professional win.
Molinari, whose last victory came at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in 2010, said that “It’s fantastic. I’ve been through some very hard times with injuries and bad form.
“To be able to win this week deletes a lot of bad memories and hopefully I can keep going down this road.”
Dunne admitted that his final-round score of one-under 72 let him down.