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Becker wins WA Open in unbelievable circumstances

Braden Becker had claimed the WA Open defeating defending champion Hayden Hopewell.


Becker claimed victory in extraordinary circumstances bouncing a wedge off his playing partner Nathan Barbieri's golf bag sitting in the fringe behind the green and back to a foot from the flag.


He went on to convert a straight forward tap-in par.


The 29-year-old shot a final round even-par 72 to win by one shot from Hopewell to nearly charged him down scoring a four under 68.

It's Becker's first win of the PGA of Australasia Tour.


“I’m in shock,” Becker said.


“I’m still shaking. Hit a lot of good shots and I hit some terrible ones and I got punished for them, and I just scraped through.”


The WA Open will be played twice this year; this was the deferred 2021 event, the second edition will be in October at the Western Australian Golf Club.


IMAGE: WA PGA of Australia