Austrian Open: Kenneth Ferrie seals win after play-off

Kenneth Ferrie
Ferrie carded a five-under 67 on the final day, leading to a play-off

Kenneth Ferrie has won the Austrian Open in Atzenbrugg after a play-off with fellow Englishman Simon Wakefield.

It was the 32-year-old's first European Tour title since winning at the Smurfit European Open in 2005.

Both Ferrie and Wakefield ended on 12 under, both of them carding five-under 67s on the final day.

Overnight leader Thomas Norret carded a disappointing round of 72 to end nine under, while Joost Luiten missed out on the play-off with a bogey at the last.

Ferrie sealed it on the first play-off hole, the 18th, being afforded two putts to do so despite his initial drive going wide of the fairway while Wakefield's landed on it.

Staffordshire's Wakefield overhit his second shot into rough at the back of the green - and after Ferrie had recovered with a beautiful second to within seven feet of the pin, the rest was a formality.

England's rising star Tom Lewis again showed his promise, checking into the clubhouse on six under for his four rounds, finishing above illustrious names such as Miguel Angel Jimenez (five under) and Oliver Wilson (three under).

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