Ramsay victorious at Omega European Masters in Alps

Richie Ramsay claimed the second European Tour victory of his career after winning the Omega European Masters title by four shots at Crans-sur-Sierre in the Swiss Alps.

Richie Ramsay claimed the second European Tour victory of his career after winning the Omega European Masters title by four shots at Crans-sur-Sierre in the Swiss Alps.

The Scot followed up a blemish-free 64 in his third round with a five-under-par 66 today which sees him move up to €763,254 in the race to Dubai.

Five birdies on the opening nine holes set up the 29-year-old, and although he bogeyed 13 and 17, an eagle on the par-five 14 made sure of victory.

“I played really well,” Ramsay, whose previous title came at the South African Open Championship three years ago, told europeantour.com. “It was nice to gradually gain some momentum through the week and find some form as the week went on.

“As the week went on, I got better and better and I couldn’t be happier.”

Shane Lowry finished on -2, Peter Lawrie on two over and Damian McGrane on three over.

There was a four-way tie for second, with Marcus Fraser, Fredrik Andersson Hed, Romain Wattel and Danny Willett four shots back.

Fraser (66) birdied the first and seventh before making a strong start to the back nine registering under-par scores on 10 and 11.

A bogey on 12 temporarily halted the Australian’s momentum, but birdies on 14 and 17 secured a share of runners-up spot.

Andersson Hed (66) produced a bogeyless round, with birdies at one, seven, 14, 15 and 17, while Wattel dropped just one shot, at five, while scoring six birdies as the top four all finished with rounds of 66.

Ryder Cup participant Paul Lawrie of Scotland carded a one-under-par 70 to finish tied for six, having started the day joint second behind Ramsay.

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