Fahrbring earns maiden win in Norway
Oslo, Norway (Sports Network) - Jens Fahrbring shot 6-under-par 66 on Sunday to win the Norwegian Challenge by three strokes.
Fahrbring grabbed the third-round lead with a course-record 62 on Saturday and didn't relent Sunday, opening with an eagle to set the early tone. The Swede added four birdies to finish the tournament at 19-under-par 269 and claim his inaugural Challenge Tour victory.
"It feels surreal," said Fahrbring, who is in his first full season on the circuit. "I've been in a bubble the last 36 holes. I never thought I could win out here to be honest so this is the best feeling in the world for me."
Fahrbring's compatriot, Pontus Widegren, carded a 68 and tied for second with Daniel Im (67) at 16-under 272, one shot ahead of Johan Carlsson, who took solo fourth with a final-round 65 at Losby Golf Club.
In addition to his opening eagle, the 29-year-old Fahrbring added a birdie at the third to turn at 16-under, but Widegren met him there, making up his 1- stroke overnight deficit with four birdies over his outward nine.
Undaunted, Fahrbring reeled off three straight birdies from the 10th to grab a decisive advantage at 19-under, then played his final six holes at even-par to seal the win.
"Surprisingly I was really calm out there," said the victor, who was coming off a tie for third at the Finnish Challenge. "I got nervous maybe at the 16th tee but it's been a great week. I did not expect to play this well, I was actually quite tired going into this tournament and maybe not feeling that motivated. But maybe that was key for me to just relax and go out and play golf."
08/11 10:00:52 ET