European Tour

Horsey canters to Denmark win

2015-08-23 19:11
David Horsey (Gallo Images)

Copenhagen - David Horsey won his fourth European title at the Made in Denmark despite a late challenge in Sunday's final round.

The English golfer hit 73 on the final day, ten more than his opening round, but his 13-under 271 was enough to give him a two-shot victory at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.

Swede Kristoffer Broberg hit nine birdies to break the course record with a 62 which saw him climb 50 places but he had to settle for second in a group of four alongside Dane Soren Kjeldsen and Australian duo Daniel Gaunt and Terry Pilkadaris, all on 273.

The 30-year-old Horsey, led wire-to-wire and had held a seven shot lead at one point in the third round. But despite being knocked off top spot briefly on Sunday afternoon, he held on for victory.

"It's a kick-start really," Horsey told www.europeantour.com after beginning the day with a one shot lead on Pilkadaris, who joined him at the top with a birdie on the second, but the Englishman regained his advantage on the third with a birdie.

"I've been playing well for quite a few months now and not really been getting any results and not scoring particularly well so to come out with a bit more strategy and a bit more focus this week has paid off," added Horsey.

Pilkadaris' final round 74 handed him second place alongside Kjeldsen on 68, and Gaunt, who closed out his week with a 66.

Denmark's Mads Sogaard and Scotland's Paul Lawrie carded a closing 69 each to sit at 10 under alongside Bradley Dredge, who hit a 70, and Richard Green who went round in level par 71 on Sunday.

John Parry, who had briefly taken the lead off Horsey on Friday, was then on nine under after a closing 73.

Leading final round scores in the Made in Denmark European Tour event at the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort, Farso on Sunday (GBR/IRL unless stated, Par 71):

271 - David Horsey 63 67 68 73

273 - Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 66 71 68 68, Daniel Gaunt (AUS) 69 67 71 66, Kristoffer Broberg (SWE) 72 69 70 62, Terry Pilkadaris (AUS) 66 68 65 74

274 - Paul Lawrie 65 72 68 69, Richard Green (AUS) 68 65 70 71, Mads Sogaard (DEN) 68 68 69 69, Bradley Dredge 66 68 70 70

275 - John Parry 66 67 69 73 276 Robert Dinwiddie 70 70 67 69, Michael Jonzon (SWE) 70 68 70 68, Victor Riu (FRA) 70 72 67 67

277 - David Lipsky (USA) 71 71 66 69, Julien Guerrier (FRA) 71 70 66 70, Rikard Karlberg (SWE) 69 68 69 71, Peter Lawrie 66 69 70 72, Benjamin Hebert (FRA) 69 72 67 69, Jason Scriverner (AUS) 69 69 71 68

278 - Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (FRA) 67 72 74 65, Tom Lewis 68 70 69 71, Connor Arendell (USA) 69 72 68 69, Morten Orum Madsen (DEN) 68 71 69 70, Paul Peterson (USA) 71 67 69 71, Florian Fritsch (Ger) 68 70 69 71, Graeme Storm 66 72 72 68

279 - Richard Bland 70 72 66 71, Anders Hansen (DEN) 69 72 67 71, Daniel Woltman (USA) 68 72 67 72, Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 69 69 70 71, Andrea Pavan (ITA) 73 69 66 71, Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 71 68 70 70, Michael Hoey 71 71 69 68, Chris Doak 68 70 71 70

280 - Ben Evans 71 69 72 68, Lasse Jensen (DEN) 67 71 71 71, Richard McEvoy 69 71 69 71, Stuart Manley 72 69 73 66, Chris Paisley 68 68 66 78, Oliver Fisher 70 69 68 73, Kevin Phelan 71 69 70 70, Pedro Oriol (ESP) 71 69 72 68, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 70 72 71 67

281 - Darren Clarke 69 70 68 74

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