Skip to main content

Korhonen wins Volvo China playoff; 14-year-old impresses

Getty Images

SHENZHEN, China – Mikko Korhonen of Finland held his nerve on the first playoff hole to edge Benjamin Hebert and complete his comeback to win the Volvo China Open on Sunday.

Korhonen started the final round three shots behind Hebert, the overnight leader, but closed the gap after shooting a 6-under 66 to finish in a tie with the Frenchman on 20-under 268. And he didn't take long to wrap up the title, sinking an 8-footer for a birdie on the first playoff hole.


Full-field scores from the Volvo China Open


Chinese golfer Yang Kuang, who became youngest person to make the cut at a regular European Tour event – outside the majors – at 14 years, 6 months, 12 days, shot a final-round 73 to finish in a share of 55th place with a 4-under 284.

Jorge Campillo (67) of Spain, who was in the final group with Korhonen and Hebert, just missed out on the playoff on 19 under to finish third. Local favorite and 2016 winner Haotong Li was another three shots back in fourth.