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Paul Casey wins Porsche European Open after dramatic final day

Paul Casey claimed his first European Tour title after coming out on top of a leaderboard in the Porsche European Open.
The 42-year-old was joined by Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and leaders Bob MacIntyre and Bernd Ritthammer under par with three holes remaining through an orgasmic finale at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg.
The experience of casey came to the fore after a magnificent birdie putt from 35 feet in the 16th was the turning point as he carded a birdie-birdie-par finish to claim his European Tour success – his first as the KLM Open.
“I get emotional at each success however this year was so brilliant,” said Casey, who also dedicated the trophy to former champion Gordon Brand Jnr after his death at the age of 60 final month.
“This is an incredibly prestigious trophy which has a great deal of background to it on the European Tour so I’m over the moon.
“I’m pleased to be the Porsche European Open winner”
Casey started together with the day one shot behind the Scot and Ritthammer in eight below and listed his best front nine to move in emptiness MacIntyre nevertheless keeping the edge.
The only blemish in the 12th of the 23-year-old left the door open for Casey, who responded with a birdie at the 13th, before proceeding back ahead at the 16th after a four-way tie for the lead to get his nose .
Casey could only par the last to give expect of a to MacIntyre and Ritthammer.
However, the Scot putt slid by the hole prior to the house favorite’s birdie effort pulled up short as the world 17 became the successive Englishman to win the event following Jordan Smith and Richard McEvoy.

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