Golf: Wiesberger wins Made in Denmark title by one shot


Golf – European Tour – Made in Denmark – Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort, Gatten, Denmark – May 26, 2019 – Kieth Pelley CEO European Tour and Flemming Astrup of Made in Denmark react as Bernd Wiesberger of Austria holds a trophy as he won Made in Denmark 2019. Ritzau Scanpix/Rene Schutze via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger ended on 14-under par to beat Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre by a single stroke in a thrilling finale at the Made in Denmark Open to claim his fifth European Tour title on Sunday.

Wiesberger, who started the final round with the same lead over MacIntyre, carded a five-under par 66 to win his first title since recovering from wrist surgery that sidelined him for seven months last year.

“I had a rough year last year,” Wiesberger said at the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort. “It’s been a hard couple of months and it’s lovely to see it pay off.”

France’s Romain Langasque finished third, a further two strokes behind, while five golfers shared fourth spot.

Wiesberger let his advantage slip with a double bogey at the fourth but made amends at the 11th with an eagle and the two leaders were neck-and-neck on the back nine.

However, MacIntyre got into trouble off the tee at the 17th, allowing Wiesberger to take a two-shot lead going into the final hole.

The 33-year-old Austrian bogeyed the final hole but MacIntrye could not force a playoff, with his long-range putt for birdie lipping out to give Wiesberger victory in his 13th event since making his comeback to the Tour.

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; editing by Tony Lawrence

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