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Hanell wins Madeira Island Open

March 28, 2004 at 4:43 PM   |   Comments

SANTO DA SERRA MADEIRA, Portugal, March 28 (UPI) -- Sweden's Christopher Hanell won the Madeira Island Open on Sunday after Australia's Brad Kennedy faltered twice on the 18th hole.

Kennedy mistakenly signed for a quadruple-bogey 8 instead of a 7 as he completed his third round at 7-over-par 80 to fall five shots off the lead. But after a superb final-round comeback in gale-force winds, the 29-year-old then bogeyed the 18th to miss out on a playoff by a single stroke.

Hanell closed with a 71 on the Santo da Serra course for a 4-under 284, claiming his first European Tour title.

Kennedy finished in a tie for second at 285 alongside Swedish

rookie Steven Jeppesen, who stumbled to a 76 in the final round, and American Rob Rashell, who finished with a 73.

Garry Houston of Wales and England's Sam Walker were another shot back and tied for fifth place.

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