Henningsson claims first tour win|
Celadna, Czech Republic (Sports Network) - Sweden's Oskar Henningsson fired
his second straight five-under 67 Sunday to claim his first European Tour win
at the Moravia Silesia Open.
Henningsson, whose best previous finish was a tie for fourth in his last start
at the SAS Masters, completed his first victory at 13-under-par 275.
"This has been my goal for a long time. I didn't think I would achieve it
already this year. I guess I'll have to setup some new goals from now on,"
With win, he jumped from 154th to 42nd in the Race to Dubai.
Steve Webster led entering the final round, but closed with an even-par 72 to
share second place at minus-11 with Sam Little (70).
Ignacio Garrido (72), Marc Cayeux (66) and Graeme Storm (72) tied for fourth
place at 10-under-par 278.
Henningsson two-putted for birdie on the first as his eagle putt hung on the
lip. He birdied the fourth for the second straight day to move within two at
The Swede tapped in a three-foot birdie effort on eight and made it two in a
row as he birdied the ninth at Prosper Golf Resort to grab a share of the
Henningsson parred the first three holes around the turn, then took the lead
for good with an 18-foot birdie putt on the 13th. As his closest competitors
fell backwards, Henningsson stretched his lead to three strokes with a seven-
foot birdie putt on the 16th.
After a par on 17, Henningsson failed to get up and down for par at the last,
but that just cut his winning margin from three to two.
"I just wanted to keep up the same game I played yesterday, playing aggressive
into the flags and making as many birdies as possible," Henningsson said.
"I've been striking the irons really good all week, and last week as well. I
just tried to play aggressive and hit it as close to the pin as possible."
Webster bogeyed three of five holes from the third to fall to minus-eight. He
got one stroke back with a birdie at eight, but gave that shot back as he
bogeyed the 10th for the second day in a row.
The Englishman fought back to even-par for his round and a share of second
place overall with birdies on 11, 12 and 16.
Little birdied the first, but tripped to a bogey at four. He dropped in
consecutive birdie efforts from the eighth to turn in 11-under. After a bogey
on the 14th, Little birdied the 16th to share second with Webster.
Jose Manuel Lara posted a four-under 68 to end in a tie for seventh at nine-
under-par 279 with Gareth Maybin (72). Robert-Jan Derksen (72) and first-round
leader Tano Goya (70) shared ninth at minus-eight.
08/02 13:07:01 ET