Hebert wins Challenge Tour finale in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (SportsNetwork.com) – Benjamin Hebert closed with
a 3-under 69 on Saturday and he won the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour
Grand Final.

Hebert finished at 12-under-par 276. This was his third victory of the season
on the European Challenge Tour, and the sixth win of his career on that tour.
He also won three times in the 2011 season, making him the first player in
Challenge Tour history to win three times in one season on two separate

The Frenchman got on the board with a birdie at the first at Al Badia Golf
Club. After three pars, he birdied the fifth and sixth.

Hebert stumbled to a bogey on the par-4 ninth. He again carded back-to-back
birdies at 14 and 15 to move to 13-under. Hebert tripped to a bogey at the
17th and parred the last to close out the 5-stroke win.

Jerome Lando Casanova also shot 69 on Saturday and he finished second at
minus-7. Oliver Farr grabbed third place at 6-under 282 after a final-round
73. Former U.S. Amateur champion Byeong-hun An ended alone in fourth at
minus-5 after closing with a 4-under 68.

Following the event, the top-15 players on the Order of Merit earned their
European Tour cards for 2015. Hebert finished second on that list and Lando
Casanova soared 25 spots to No. 13.

The top 15 were Andrew Johnson, Hebert, An, Moritz Lampert, Mark Tullo, Sam
Hutsby, Jordi Garcia Pinto, Jason Palmer, Michael Lorenzo-Vera, Farr, Edouard
Espana, Florian Fritsch, Lando Casanova, Jake Roos and Jason Barnes.