|Published:||Jul 24, 2011 4:29 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 25, 2011 6:30 AM EDT|
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Alexander Noren of Sweden relied on his huge overnight lead to clinch the Nordea Masters title on Sunday, finishing seven shots clear despite a disappointing 5-over 77 in the final round.
Noren entered the day with an 11-shot lead after a course-record 63 on Saturday, and was never threatened despite some shaky play. The Swede started and finished his round with a birdie but had five bogeys and a double-bogey in between.
That meant little, however, as most other players also struggled in tough conditions at the Bro Hof Slott course. Richard Finch, who finished second, was the only player to break par in the final round with a 69.
Niklas Lemke of Sweden was third, another three shots behind after a 73.