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Paul Casey wins Porsche European Open after dramatic final day

After coming out on top of a congested leaderboard at the Porsche European Open, paul Casey claimed his first European Tour title.
The 42-year-old was united by Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and overnight leaders Bob MacIntyre and Bernd Ritthammer under par with three holes staying through an orgasmic finale in Green Eagle Golf Courses at Hamburg.
Casey’s adventure came to the fore after a magnificent birdie putt from 35 feet at the 16th proved to be the turning point as he carded a birdie-birdie-par finish to claim his European Tour success – his first since the KLM Open in 2014.
“I get emotional at every victory but this year has been so fantastic,” said Casey, who committed the trophy to former winner Gordon Brand Jnr after his death at the age of 60 final month.
“This is a remarkably prestigious trophy that has a lot of history to it on the European Tour so I am over the moon.
“I’m delighted to be the Porsche European Open champion.”
Casey started the day one shot behind Ritthammer and the Scot below and recorded his very best front nine of the week of 31 to maneuver in contention, with MacIntyre keeping the advantage at the flip.
The blemish at the 12th left the door open for Casey, who replied with a birdie before proceeding at the 16th following a four-way tie for the lead, to get his nose .
Casey could only par the final to give Ritthammer and MacIntyre hope of a.
However, the Scot putt slid by the hole before the house favorite’s birdie attempt pulled up just number 17 became the next consecutive Englishman to win the event after Richard McEvoy and Jordan Smith.

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