Björk claims maiden Euro­pean Tour ti­tle in Bei­jing

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Sports -

Swe­den’s Alexan­der Bjork hailed the best round of his ca­reer after se­cur­ing his first Euro­pean Tour ti­tle at the Volvo China Open in Bei­jing.

Bjork carded seven birdies in a flaw­less clos­ing 65 at Top­win Golf and Coun­try Club to fin­ish 18 un­der par, a shot ahead of Spain’s Adrian Otaegui.

Otaegui was left to rue a three-putt bo­gey on the 17th, al­though a birdie on the last sealed out­right sec­ond ahead of com­pa­triot Jorge Campillo and the English pair of Matt Wal­lace and Jor­dan Smith.

Mean­while Paul Dunne fin­ished four shots off the win­ner and in a seven-way tie for sev­enth place after he rounded off his week with a 68. It was a sec­ond-suc­ces­sive blem­ish-free round for Dunne, who made birdies on eight, 11, 15 and 18 - but it wasn’t enough to mount a se­ri­ous fi­nal day chal­lenge.

Paul Dunne fin­ished four shots off the lead

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