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Jaco Van Zyl: Van Zyl beaten in playoff at Qatar Masters

Jaco Van Zyl: Van Zyl beaten in playoff at Qatar Masters

Paul Dunne has work to do if he's to claim a maiden European title as Jeung-Hun Wang pulled away from the pack with a scorching third-round 65 at the Qatar Masters.

He ended the regulation tied at 16-under with Joakim Lagergren of Sweden and Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa, but birdied the first playoff hole, the par-five 18th, to clinch the title.

The South Korean - who won the Rookie of the Year award last season after his victories at the Trophee Hassan II, also after a play-off, and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, could now climb as high as 39th in the world rankings and earn a potential invite to the Masters Tournament.

Wang entered the final round, holding a three-stroke lead, and the advantage evaporated on the back nine on Sunday at the par-72 layout.

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A bogey at the following hole dropped him back to 16-under for the tournament, which he maintained with a par on the 18th to finish with a one-under-par 71. I just want to learn from the other players. "When I was young, I really wanted to play the Masters. I like the wind, the green conditions". But really felt like I left quite a lot out there. "I shot seven under and I'm so happy that I didn't make any bogeys today".

He is three ahead of Spain's Nacho Elvira and South African Jaco van Zyl with another South African, Thomas Aiken, holding outright fourth at 11-under. I think 15 is playing the toughest hole on the back nine. "I missed a lot of greens but my chipping was really good today so I saved everything and finally I won". "I'm excited to play tomorrow", he said. I think I was under control all the way through the last couple holes, and then my mind wasn't in the right place on a couple drives in the end. "Oh, yes, I really want to play with Tiger", he said.

The win for Wang comes in just his 29th European Tour event. "But overall, I'm pretty happy", Elviro said.