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Kjeldsen holds on for Seville win

FINAL ROUND LEADERBOARD:
-14 S Kjeldsen (Den) -14 D Drysdale (Sco) -10 F Molinari (Ita) G Storm (Eng) -9 A Forsyth (Sco) -8 A Coltart (Sco) R Davies (Wal) M Siem (Ger)
Selected others: -6 C Doak (Sco) -5 MA Jimenez (Spa) Level C Montgomerie (Sco) +2 D Howell (Eng) +3 N Dougherty (Eng)


Soren Kjeldsen
Kjeldsen won the Volvo Masters at Valderrama in November

Soren Kjeldsen held on to his lead to win the Andalucia Open by three shots after a tussle with David Drysdale over the closing holes in Seville.

The Dane carded a stunning 10-under-par 62 on Saturday to break the Seville club's course record and put himself in a strong position in the final round.

Scotland's Drysdale managed to stay in touch on the last day until he bogeyed the 17th and double bogeyed the 18th.

England's Graeme Storm carded a fine three-under-par 69 to finish third.

He finished level with Francesco Molinari after the Italian carded a 70.

Colin Montgomerie was joint 31st in his 500th European Tour event as a professional after finishing level-par, while fellow Scot Alastair Forsyth finished fourth.

Forsyth had dragged himself into contention with second and third-round scores of 64 and 68 but he could only manage a one-over-par 73 on the final day as he fell away.

For Kjeldsen it was a second piece of silverware in Spain after he won the Volvo Masters at Valderrama in November.

606: DEBATE

Kjeldsen was in danger of falling behind when he went into the lake on the long 16th but he made an 18-foot putt to stay level, then holed from even further at the 226-yard 17th.

It put the Dane two ahead as Drysdale struggled at the last hole and the Edinburgh golfer handed Kjeldsen the win as he finished his round on two over par.

Drysdale said: "It was quite a good battle and it's just a shame not to hit any decent shots when I really needed to.

"I hit poor tee shots on 16, 17 and 18. When you have to hit the fairways, I started missing them."

Kjeldsen, who on his last start was seventh at the WGC-CA Championship in Miami, said: "I'm not happy with the way I hit the ball and I knew I had to hole good putts.

"To be honest, I was very nervous all day. I knew it was going to be a tough day and it was.

"But I never lost patience and belief. I felt like I was giving it away after a horrific shot on 16 but I had to grit my teeth and it was great to make that putt there and play 17 the way I did."



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