Mikael Lundberg holed an amazing 40 foot putt to beat local hero Bernd Wiesberger in a play-off at the Lyoness Open in Austria.

The Swede only needed one extra hole to triumph over the Austrian with an extraordinary putt. Lundberg looked like his tee-shot had left him in three-putt territory but stunned everyone with a magnificent effort to make a birdie two.

Wiesberger had the opportunity to repeat the feat with his tee shot only 15 feet away from the hole but he couldn't make it meaning the chances of winning his home tournament for the second time in three years were over.

When the fourth day began, it seemed as though the two contenders would be the final pair of 2012 winner Wiesberger and defending champion Joost Luiten. 

But an impressive seven-under par 65 from Lundberg saw him reach 12-under par for the tournament matching Wiesberger who shot a three-under par on the final day. Luiten could only manage a level par meaning he finished one shot behind the joint leaders.

Lundberg began the day well with four birdies in his first five holes and achieved a similar run on the back nine with birdies at 11, 13, 14 and 15 moving him to 12-under.

Wiesberger was now under pressure but a birdies on 13 and 15 put him into an outright lead. But a bogey on the second of the back-to-back par fives saw drop back into a tie of the lead and closed with two pars meaning the tournament went into a play-off.

But Lundberg turned on the style and clinched victory, all this after carding a four-over par 76 on Saturday which saw him drop six shots off the pace.

"Today just started off really well on the first couple of holes. I made some really nice putts and changed the whole attitude," said Lundberg.

"And then, what can I say, I didn't hit a great shot on the last (first play-off hole) and Bernd hit a fantastic shot but that's golf and I made a fantastic putt.

"Luckily I had almost the same putt on the 72nd hole so I got the line a little bit but to hole that one was just fantastic."

Wiesberger couldn't hide his frustration after he saw the tournament slip away from him.

"I had it in my hands, I threw it away a little bit. I hit five bad shots on the 16th which cost me," he said.

"I hit a better shot in the play-off but he made a great putt. He has not been in the winner's circle for a while, he deserves it. But I lost it a bit. I would have taken getting into a play-off at the beginning of the day, but it's a bit cruel now."

Luiten had held a two-shot lead overnight but cancelled out all his previous good work with bogey on holes two and five.

He also bogeyed hole 14 meaning he dropped back to 10-under par and out of touch with the two leaders.

"I didn't play great, didn't get any good breaks and nothing went my way. It was one of those days," Luiten said.

"If you are two clear you want to win and finish it off and if you don't do that you're disappointed."

England's Lee Slattery came fourth, one shot behind Luiten with a final round of six-under par 66. Two shots behind Slattery were Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez and Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti on eight-under par for the tournament.

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