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Made in Denmark David Horsey wins by two strokes

David Horsey overcame a few nervy moments to claim his fourth European Tour title at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort.

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David Horsey wins the Made in Denmark by two strokes play

David Horsey wins the Made in Denmark by two strokes

(Omni Sports)

A final round of 73 proved enough for David Horsey as he completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Made in Denmark.

The Englishman led at the end of each day and was seven shots clear at one point on Saturday, before his advantage was cut to one by Terry Pilkadaris.

Australia's Pilkadaris assumed the lead early on Sunday, but then fell away to leave home favourite Soren Kjeldsen as Horsey's nearest challenger.

There were signs of nerves from Horsey when he missed a birdie chance on 16 to open up a three-shot lead and then somehow failed to convert the simplest of par putts coming back.

That left Kjeldsen just one off the pace, yet the Dane bogeyed 18 to give Horsey more breathing space and the latter parred his final two holes to finish on 13 under and secure a fourth European Tour title.

"I made hard work of it but I got over the line at the end," Horsey is quoted as saying by the European Tour's official website.

"I was a little bit disappointed with myself there [on 16] but managed to regroup and focus coming down those last couple of holes.

"I left myself a very tough putt on 17 but to par the last as well was perfect."

Kristoffer Broberg produced the standout performance of the final day, a course-record 62 lifting the Swede from 52nd into a tie for second at 11 under alongside Kjeldsen (68), Pilkadaris (74) and Daniel Gaunt (66).

Broberg birdied four holes in a row from the third to surge up the leaderboard and picked up another five shots thereafter in a faultless round.

There was little to separate Horsey and Pilkadaris for much of the day. However, after claiming sole possession of the lead on the seventh, Pilkadaris dropped shots at the eighth, ninth and 14th before seeing his fading hopes dashed by a double-bogey on the 15th.

Horsey struggled to reproduce the form that had brought rounds of 63, 67 and 68 earlier in the week as he followed a birdie at the third with three bogeys, including his dramatic four at the 16th - which was played as the shortest par three in European Tour history at just 79 yards.

It ultimately mattered little, though, as Kjeldsen - who had seen opportunities go begging on the back nine - slipped up on the 18th to ease the pressure.

Paul Lawrie, Mads Sogaard, Bradley Dredge and Richard Green shared sixth on 10 under, with John Parry rounding off the top 10 a shot further back.

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