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Horsey hangs on to win Made in Denmark title

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Britain’s David Horsey celebrates with the trophy after winning the Made in Denmark at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in Farso, Denmark, on Sunday.

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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.

Sweden’s 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 Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen and Australian duo Daniel Gaunt and Terry Pilkadaris, all on 273.

Horsey, 30, led wire-to-wire and had held a seven-shot lead at one point in the third round. However, 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,” Horsey added.

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

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