Russian Open: England's David Horsey wins play-off to claim title

David Horsey
David Horsey forced a play-off with an eagle on the 17th hole
Russian Open final leaderboard
-13: David Horsey (Eng)*, Damien McGrane (Ire) *Horsey wins at first play-off hole
-12: Scott Jamieson (Sco)

England's David Horsey beat Ireland's Damien McGrane in a play-off to win the Russian Open and claim his first European Tour title in three years.

Joint overnight leader Horsey, 29, birdied 15 and chipped in for eagle on 17 to finish 13 under par and force a play-off in Moscow.

At the first extra hole, McGrane bogeyed after finding the bunker, leaving Horsey to two-putt on the 18th.

After fighting back to win, Horsey told Sky Sports: "Relieved is the word."

McGrane made seven birdies in his final round on Sunday and looked set for his first victory in six years, but bogeyed the final hole in his round of 66.

Horsey, from Alderley Edge, Cheshire, ranked 198 in the world, carded a 72, while Scotland's Scott Jamieson shot a 69 to finish third at 12 under.

David Horsey in numbers
His scores in each round of the Russian Open 65, 68, 70, 72Could move from world ranking 198 to inside the top 120
His third European Tour International Schedule victory in his 163 eventsFirst win since 2011 Trophee Hassan II - three years and 115 days
89 European Tour events between victoriesHis fifth top 10 finish from 16 events this campaign

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