McDowell storms for Welsh win

Irish golfer Graeme McDowell won the Celtic Manor Wales Open today after shooting a final round 63.

Irish golfer Graeme McDowell won the Celtic Manor Wales Open today after shooting a final round 63.

The 30-year-old Ryder Cup player, from Portrush, triumphed by three shots ahead of Welsh prospect Rhys Davies, who hit a new course record 62 that included six birdies and two eagles.

McDowell's 64-63 finish - he feared he was going to miss the cut on Friday - was only three outside the best ever on the circuit.

Third place went to Luke Donald, the man who pipped Davies in last week’s Madrid Masters. His three-week trip back to Europe has brought him a win, a second and a third and he is even closer now to regaining his cup spot.

Gallacher shared fourth with England’s Robert Rock and Italian Edoardo Molinari, but Siem fell back to seventh with a 74.

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