NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Scott Strange got his first European Tour victory by leading the Wales Open from start to finish, shooting a 7-under 64 Sunday to win by four strokes.
The 31-year-old Australian finished at 22-under 262. Robert Karlsson of Sweden was second after a final-round 64.
Raphael Jacqueline was third on 270, while five players were tied for fourth, another stroke back.
Strange, whose previous best result was a second-place finish in the Johnnie Walker Classic in India in March, felt dizzy at one point on the back nine of Saturday’s third round.
“I was still dodgy this morning, but as the day went on I felt better and better,” he said. “I knew I had to play decent golf to have a chance to win because I knew the guys would be coming after me.”
He was in trouble on the par-5 18th after a poor drive, but managed to save par.
“I felt numb on the last tee,” he said. “I had a vacant brain. I wasn’t thinking about the shot to hit, I just felt all I had to do was swing the club.”