x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Lundberg comes through to win

Mikael Lundberg birdied two of his last three holes to clinch the Russian Open on Sunday for his second European Tour title.

Mikael Lundberg reacts after making a birdie at the 17th hole during the last day of the Russian Open.
Mikael Lundberg reacts after making a birdie at the 17th hole during the last day of the Russian Open.

MOSCOW // Sweden's Mikael Lundberg birdied two of his last three holes to clinch the Russian Open on Sunday for his second European Tour title. The 34-year-old, who won his maiden tour title at the Moscow Country Club three years ago in a sudden-death playoff on the fourth extra hole, shot a four-under-par 68 in the final round to finish on 21-under 267, beating Spain's Jose Manuel Lara by two strokes.

Lundberg, who was tied with Lara on 19-under with three holes to play, made a 27-feet birdie putt on the par-three 16th to charge ahead, then birdied the par-five 17th to move two up on the Spaniard. Britain's Benn Barham finished third, another stroke back after carding a 68 on Sunday. * PA Sport