08/18 10:58 CDT Pieters becomes 1st golfer to win Czech Masters twice
Pieters becomes 1st golfer to win Czech Masters twice
VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) --- Thomas Pieters shot a 3-under 68 on
Sunday to become the first golfer to win the Czech Masters for the second time.
Overnight leader by one stroke, Pieters took a three-shot lead after a birdie
on the 7th only to bogey the 8th. He added a birdie and a bogey on the back
nine to finish on 19-under 269 for his fourth European Tour victory, his first
since the 2016 Made In Denmark.
He also won at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague in 2015 for his maiden
Adria Arnaus of Spain birdied two of the last three holes to post a 68 and
claim second place, one shot off the lead.
Seven strokes off the pace after the third round, defending champion Andrea
Pavan of Italy shot a 7-under 65 for a 16-under 272 to tie for third with Sam
Horsfield of England who finished with a 68.
Austria's Matthias Schwab (70), Scottsman Liam Johnston (70), Swede Rikard
Karlberg (72), Erik van Rooyen (71) of South Africa and Chile's Hugo Leon (72)
shared fifth, two strokes back.
Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington closed on 284 after a 70.
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