Scotland’s Marc Warren was late to the party atop the leader board at the Made in Denmark Euro Tour stop, but he made sure he stayed around to clean up.
After sitting in the middle of the pack at 1-under through the first 36 holes, Warren shot 8-under the rest of the way, including a closing-round 68 on Sunday to win the tournament by two strokes over Wales’ Bradley Dredge.
It’s Warren’s third career Euro Tour title, and his first since 2007. He made things a little closer than he wanted by bogeying the final hole, but was too good overall on a day where scores rose with the temperature overall.
Dredge never really recovered from his 2-over 73 on Saturday, making up just one stroke by shooting a 70. He could not escape mistakes on Sunday, firing three bogeys on the front nine and two more in the final three holes.
No other golfer finished within fewer than five strokes of the lead. England’s Phillip Archer was third at 4-under, and three more men, including Denmark’s own Thomas Bjorn, finished tied for fourth at 3-under.
In all, three Danes ended up in the top 10, with Lasse Jensen shooting up from 22nd to tie for seventh with a final-round 67, tying him with countryman Thorbjorn Olesen, who desperately needed the Top 10 finish to stay in Race to Dubai contention – he entered the tournament 58th in the season-ending statistic.