Slattery Takes Russian Title

England’s Lee Slattery scored his second career European Tour title and bolstered his chances to contend in the Final Series, taking the M2M Russian Open by one stroke on Sunday in Moscow.

Slattery’s closing-round 69 was his worst score over the weekend, but it was enough to hold off Argetina’s Estanislao Goya, who shot a 68 to finish one stroke back at -14.

Ahead by two strokes to start the day, Slattery fell behind the Argentine when he bogeyed No. 6 while Goya birdied it.

Goya expanded his lead to two strokes with a birdie on No. 12, but found himself tied with Slattery again when the former bogeyed No. 13 and the latter birdied 14.

Slattery got the lead back when Goya bogeyed No. 15, extended it to two strokes with another birdie on 17 and parred 18 as Goya birdied it to score the win.

Slattery moved to 66th in the Race to Dubai standings. The top 60 players qualify for the Final Series this autumn.

England’s David Horsey finished two strokes shy of a playoff, taking third at 13-under. He solidified his Race to Dubai standings, moving up from 57th to 49th.

Bradley Dredge, who led after the first two rounds, shot a 1-under 70 to finish tied for 11th at 10-under.


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