Monday, August 31, 2009

GLENEAGLES, Scotland(AP) Peter Hedblom of Sweden shot a 5-under 67 Sunday to win the Johnnie Walker Championship title by one stroke over Martin Erlandsson.

Erlandsson had 10 birdies for a 62 and second place. Hedblom won his third European Tour title at 13-under 275.

``This was my first on European soil, so to do it at the 'Home of Golf' - Scotland - is unbelievable,'' Hedblom said.

Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie closed with a 69 to share third place with defending champion Gregory Havret (67), three strokes behind the leader.

Gary Orr also made 10 birdies for a 64 on Gleneagles Course, but had a double-bogey on No. 5 and finished fifth.

Erlandsson birdied the second and fourth holes, then seven in a row from the sixth, just one shy of the European Tour record. He also birdied the 17th.

``I was trying to not let things run away in my head too much,'' he said. ``I played free and that was the key.''

The longest putt in his birdie run was from 20 feet at the 10th.

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