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Bjork breakthrough in Beijing as Scrivener drops back

Bjork en route to his maiden European Tour win (Photo: Asian Tour)
After earlier in the week showing a the potential for a high finish at the Volvo China Open in Beijing, Australasian golfers have dropped down the field in the jointly sanctioned Asian / European Tour event, Jason Scrivener finishing as the best of them when he tied for 20th.

Scrivener finished seven shots behind winner Alexander Bjork of Sweden who won his first European Tour title with a one shot win over Spain’s Adrian Otaegui.

The 27-year old Bjork carded a final round 65 on the low scoring layout at the Topwin Golf Club, coming from one shot off the 54 hole pace set by Matt Wallace and Otaegui to win and in doing so will move just outside the top 70 in the world, the first time he has been inside the world’s top 100.

“It's tough to describe the emotions right now but I am really very happy, said Bjork. I am very proud of myself. The way I played today, it's probably one of the best rounds of golf that I have ever played.

“I missed out on the win in Hong Kong earlier this season. I had a bad finish. It was my turn to win today so I am very happy. It's great to know that I am the first Swede to win this prestigious tournament.”

While Scrivener will be disappointed after being right in the mix heading into the weekend, his twenty birdies and one eagle throughout the week is further confirmation as to the improvement he continues to make.

Jason Scrivener - photo Asian Tour 

Andrew Dodt and Jason Norris tied for 27th, for Norris his European Tour finish since his win in Fiji last year.

Marcus Fraser was 32nd and Ryan Fox 37th amongst the other Australasians who made it to the weekend.

The European Tour now moves to England for the Golf Sixes event while the Asian Tour heads to South Korea for the Caltex Maekyung Open.

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